Disialosyl globopentaosylceramide (DSGb5) is often expressed by renal cell carcinomas. To investigate properties of DSGb5, we have prepared its oligosaccharide moiety by chemically synthesizing Gb5 which was enzymatically sialylated using the mammalian sialyltransferases ST3Gal1 and ST6GalNAc5. Glycan microarray binding studies indicate that Siglec-7 does not recognize DSGb5, and preferentially binds Neu5Acα(2,8)Neu5Ac containing glycans.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1368g
Pages (from-to)7304-7308
Number of pages5
JournalOrganic & Biomolecular Chemistry
Issue number31
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jul 2019


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