These three ester analogues showed activity for IFNγ, and IL-4 production of iNKT cells. α-Galactosylceramide (αGalCer, KRN7000) has been identified as a modulator of immunological processes through its capacity to bind iNKT cells mediated by CD1d molecules. Some analogues in while the amide group in αGalCer is replaced with ester or ether groups were synthesized from d-arabinitol or l-ribose to evaluate their ability to activate iNKT cells. Ester analogues 30a, 31a, and 61 showed activity for IFNγ and IL-4 production of iNKT cells, while ether (31b) and 4-methoxy ester (76) analogues of α-galactosylceramide were not active for iNKT cells.
- Ester analogues of α-galactosylceramide
- iNKT cells
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Analytical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry