A model for cell-surface-exposed carbohydrate moieties suitable for structural studies by NMR spectroscopy.

In the present study a synthetic glycolipid system is presented that can be readily incorporated into phospholipid micelles and that allows the study of cell-surface-exposed carbohydrate units by high-resolution NMR techniques. Here, we present an efficient route for the synthesis of glycolipid compounds that contain mannose, mannobiose, or mannotriose… CONTINUE READING