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Solid-Supported Synthesis of Glycoconjugates

[ Vol. 6 , Issue. 4 ]


Harri Lonnberg   Pages 400 - 425 ( 26 )


Carbohydrate-protein interactions play a major-role in recognition of cells by external macromolecules. Single saccharide ligands, however, bind only weakly to their protein receptors. Sufficient affinity is achieved by appropriate mutual orientation of the saccharide epitopes and their protein receptors, which allows multiple simultaneous interactions. Solid-supported methods allowing synthesis of multiantennary glycoconjugates have, hence, been under active development. The present paper is a review of the solid-phase protocols useful for preparation of glycoconjugates.

, Solid-Supported, Synthesis, of, Glycoconjugates


Department of Chemistry, University of Turku, FIN-20014 Turku, Finland.

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