Published in Vaccine Weekly, April 27th, 2005
According to recent research published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, "The problem of immunotolerance to GM3, an important tumor-associated trisaccharide antigen, seriously hinders its usage in cancer vaccine development. To solve this problem, the keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH) conjugates of a series of GM3 derivatives were synthesized and screened as therapeutic cancer vaccines. First, the beta-linked anomeric azides of differently N-acylated GM3 analogues were prepared by a highly convergent procedure. Next, a pentenoyl group was linked to the reducing end of the...
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