Differential sensitivity of mouse strains to an N-alkylated imino sugar: glycosphingolipid metabolism and acrosome formation.

This review deals with the pharmacological properties of an alkylated monosaccharide mimetic, N-butyldeoxynojirimycin (NB-DNJ). This compound is of pharmacogenetic interest because one of its biological effects in mice - impairment of spermatogenesis, leading to male infertility - depends greatly on the genetic background of the animal. In susceptible mice… CONTINUE READING