Sulfated tetrafucosides 2–5 with different sulfation patterns, and a non-sulfated tetrafucoside 6, were designed and systematically synthesized from the common key intermediate 12 . In addition, their anti-proliferative activities and apoptosis-inducing activities against human breast cancer MCF-7 cells were evaluated. Our results demonstrated that the sulfated tetrafucosides 2–4 reduced the number of MCF-7 cells in a dose-dependent manner, and of these, 3,4- O -sulfated type 4 showed the highest anti-proliferative activity, comparable to the activity of fucoidan 1 isolated from Fucus vesiculosus . Furthermore, it was revealed that both 1 and 4 exhibited apoptosis-inducing activities through activation of caspase-8 on MCF-7 cells.
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