RCAI-39, 41, 53, 100, 127 and 128, the analogues of KRN7000, activate mouse natural killer T cells to produce Th2-biased cytokines by their administration as liposomal particles

Takuya Tashiro, Yasuyuki Ishii, Tomokuni Shigeura, Ryusuke Nakagawa, Hiroshi Watarai, Masaru Taniguchi, Kenji Mori

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Abstract

α-Galactosphingolipid analogues of KRN7000 with a sulfonamide (RCAI-39), a carbamate (RCAI-41), an α,α-difluorocarboxamide (RCAI-100) or an N-methylcarboxamide linkage (RCAI-127) instead of a carboxamide bond of KRN7000 were synthesized. Their bioactivities for mouse natural killer T cells were examined. Bioactivities of truncated analogues, OCH and RCAI-53, and β-galactosphingolipid (RCAI-128) were also examined. All of these glycosphingolipids induced Th2-biased cytokine production by their administration as liposomal particles. Among them, liposomes containing RCAI-127 induced the most potent Th2-biased response.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)620-625
Number of pages6
JournalMedChemComm
Volume2
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jul 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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