Alejandro J. Cagnoni

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The synthesis of multivalent glycoclusters, designed to be compatible with biological systems, is reported. A variety of 1-thio-β-D-galactosides linked to a terminal triple bond through oligoethyleneglycol chains of variable lengths has been synthesized. Also, azide-containing oligosaccharide scaffolds were prepared from trehalose, maltose, and maltotriose(More)
Herein, we describe the design and synthesis of a novel family of hydrolytically stable glycoclusters bearing thiodigalactoside (TDG) analogues as recognition elements of β-galactoside binding lectins. The TDG analogue was synthesized by thioglycosylation of a 6-S-acetyl-α-D-glucosyl bromide with the isothiouronium salt of(More)
In this work we describe the synthesis of mono- and divalent β-N- and β-S-galactopyranosides and related lactosides built on sugar scaffolds and their evaluation as substrates and inhibitors of the Trypanosoma cruzi trans-sialidase (TcTS). This enzyme catalyzes the transfer of sialic acid from an oligosaccharidic donor in the host, to parasite βGalp(More)
Dendritic cells (DC) play a pivotal role in shaping the immune response in both physiological and pathological conditions. In peripheral blood at least two subsets, the myeloid and plasmacytoid, have been described as having different T stimulatory functions and a variable degree of maturation. Certainly, antigen presentation plays a crucial role in the(More)
Programs that control immune cell homeostasis are orchestrated through the coordinated action of a number of regulatory cell populations, including regulatory T cells, regulatory B cells, myeloid-derived suppressor cells, alternatively-activated macrophages and tolerogenic dendritic cells. These regulatory cell populations can prevent harmful inflammation(More)
BACKGROUND We previously demonstrated that the activated leukocyte cell adhesion molecule (ALCAM/CD166) can interact with galectin-8 (Gal-8) in endothelial cells. ALCAM is a member of the immunoglobulin superfamily that promotes homophilic and heterophilic cell-cell interactions. Gal-8 is a "tandem-repeat"-type galectin, known as a matricellular protein(More)
Aberrant glycosylation, a common feature associated with malignancy, has been implicated in important events during cancer progression. Our understanding of the role of glycans in cancer has grown exponentially in the last few years, concurrent with important advances in glycomics and glycoproteomic technologies, paving the way for the validation of a(More)
The synthesis of multivalent sialylated glycoclusters is herein addressed by a chemoenzymatic approach using the trans-sialidase of Trypanosoma cruzi (TcTS). Multivalent β-thio-galactopyranosides and β-thio-lactosides were used as acceptor substrates and 3′-sialyllactose as the sialic acid donor. High performance anion exchange chromatography with pulsed(More)
Beta-(1-->4)-thiodisaccharides formed by a pentopyranose unit as reducing or non reducing end have been synthesized using a sugar enone derived from a hexose or pentose as Michael acceptor of a 1-thiopentopyranose or 1-thiohexopyranose derivatives. Thus, 2-propyl per-O-acetyl-3-deoxy-4-S-(beta-D-Xylp)-4-thiohexopyranosid-2-ulose (3) and benzyl(More)
We report here the synthesis of divalent ligands containing 3-deoxy-4-thiolactose. This thiodisaccharide has been synthesized using the Michael addition of β-1-thiogalactose to the α,β-unsaturated system of sugar-derived dihydropyranones, followed by the reduction of the remaining carbonyl group. We were able to control the configuration (S) of the(More)