A new series of water-soluble tetravalent glycoclusters incorporating beta-lactosyl residues attached to a central calixarene core was synthesised using azide-alkyne Cu(I)-catalysed cycloaddition ('click chemistry'). Carbohydrate moieties were attached either to the upper or lower rim of rigid cone-shaped or partial cone macrocycles via 14-21 atom spacer arms. The glycoclusters with a C(4)-symmetrical arrangement of beta-lactosyl residues showed trypanocidal activity, with one of them showing comparable activity to established anti-trypanosomal drug benznidazole in in vitro anti-parasite assays.
|Titolo:||Glicoclusters presenting lactose on calixarene cores display trypanocidal actvity|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2011|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|