Special Issue "Synthesis, Structure, Analysis and Properties of Glycolipids"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 September 2013)
Prof. Dr. Paul V. Murphy (Website)
School of Chemistry, National University of Ireland, Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland
Interests: synthesis of tumour cell migration & angiogenesis inhibitors; synthesis of peptidomimetics and bioactive compounds based on carbohydrates; synthesis of natural products & mimics; glycoside rearrangements (anomerisation) and applications; glycolipid synthesis; synthesis of spatially defined glycoclusters
Glycolipids are an important class of glycoconjugates. They are comprised of lipids covalently attached to carbohydrates. Important constituents of glycolipids include glycosphingolipids (GSLs), glyceroglycolipids (GGLs) or diacylglycolipids (DAGs), glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI anchors) & lipopolysaccharides (LPs). Such glycolipids can have structural roles, or mediate cell-cell interactions including host-pathogen interactions or they can act as antigens. Areas of current scientific interest include the synthesis of the various types of glycolipids, biological evaluation of glycolipids, the determination of structure-activity relationships and analysis of structure of naturally occurring glycolipids. Possible applications include using naturally occurring glycolipids or their mimics as anti-infective agents or as vaccine adjuvants. The objective of this special issue of Molecules is to highlight recent original research in the area of glycolipids.
Prof. Dr. Paul V. Murphy
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- molecular recognition
- cell signalling
- GPI anchor