Synthesis and structure - anti-tumor-promoting activity relationship of monogalactosyl diacylglycerols

Akito Nagatsu*, Miyako Watanabe, Kouji Ikemoto, Masayo Hashimoto, Nobutoshi Murakami, Jinsaki Sakakibara, Harukuni Tokuda, Hoyoku Nishino, Akio Iwashima, Kazunaga Yazawa

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Monogalactosyl diacylglycerols (MGDG, 1a-t) were synthesized utilizing p-methoxybenzyl group for protection of hydroxyl groups at sugar moiety. Inhibitory activity of MGDG (1a-t) and related compounds on Epstein-Barr virus early antigen activation was evaluated as anti-tumor-promoting activity, and MGDG with oleoyl group (1c,h-j,p,s) showed strong activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1619-1622
Number of pages4
JournalBioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Jul 7
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Pharmaceutical Science


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