Synthetic studies on glycosphingolipids from Protostomia phyla: Total syntheses of glycosphingolipids from the parasite, Echinococcus multilocularis

Takeshi Yamamura, Noriyasu Hada, Asuka Kaburaki, Kimiaki Yamano, Tadahiro Takeda

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Efficient and systematic syntheses of four neutral glycosphingolipids that have been isolated from the metacestodes of Echinococcus multilocularis have been achieved. A key step is the direct glycosylation of galactosyl donors using thioglycosides with benzoyl ceramide in the presence of N-iodosuccinimide (NIS)/TfOH, which gave the desired oligosaccharide derivatives. The fully protected glycosides 13, 20, 22 and 25 were deprotected to give four target glycosphingolipids (1-4).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2749-2759
Number of pages11
JournalCarbohydrate Research
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 6



  • Benzoyl ceramide
  • Chemical synthesis
  • Echinococcus multilocularis
  • Glycosphingolipids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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