Special Issue "Synthesis, Structure, Analysis and Properties of Glycolipids"


A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Organic Synthesis".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 September 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Paul V. Murphy
School of Chemistry, National University of Ireland, Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland
Website: http://www.nuigalway.ie/murphygroup
E-Mail: paul.v.murphy@nuigalway.ie
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

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editor


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  • antigen
  • molecular recognition
  • inhibitors
  • cell signalling
  • synthesis
  • glycosides
  • oligosaccharides
  • glycosphingolipids
  • GPI anchor
  • lipopolysaccharide
  • glyceroglycolipid

Published Papers (6 papers)

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Molecules 2014, 19(7), 10090-10102; doi:10.3390/molecules190710090
Received: 29 May 2014; in revised form: 25 June 2014 / Accepted: 30 June 2014 / Published: 10 July 2014
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Molecules 2014, 19(1), 1120-1149; doi:10.3390/molecules19011120
Received: 25 November 2013; in revised form: 7 January 2014 / Accepted: 10 January 2014 / Published: 17 January 2014
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Molecules 2013, 18(12), 15662-15688; doi:10.3390/molecules181215662
Received: 4 November 2013; in revised form: 11 December 2013 / Accepted: 11 December 2013 / Published: 16 December 2013
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Molecules 2013, 18(12), 15153-15181; doi:10.3390/molecules181215153
Received: 7 November 2013; in revised form: 1 December 2013 / Accepted: 2 December 2013 / Published: 10 December 2013
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Molecules 2013, 18(11), 13546-13573; doi:10.3390/molecules181113546
Received: 16 September 2013; in revised form: 15 October 2013 / Accepted: 19 October 2013 / Published: 1 November 2013
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Molecules 2013, 18(9), 11198-11218; doi:10.3390/molecules180911198
Received: 31 July 2013; in revised form: 4 September 2013 / Accepted: 5 September 2013 / Published: 12 September 2013
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Last update: 18 July 2014

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