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Mar. Drugs 2018, 16(9), 294;

Chemistry and Biology of Bioactive Glycolipids of Marine Origin

Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Málaga, Campus de Teatinos s/n, 29071 Málaga, Spain
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Received: 6 July 2018 / Revised: 9 August 2018 / Accepted: 15 August 2018 / Published: 22 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Marine Glycosides)


Glycolipids represent a broad class of natural products structurally featured by a glycosidic fragment linked to a lipidic molecule. Despite the large structural variety of these glycoconjugates, they can be classified into three main groups, i.e., glycosphingolipids, glycoglycerolipids, and atypical glycolipids. In the particular case of glycolipids derived from marine sources, an impressive variety in their structural features and biological properties is observed, thus making them prime targets for chemical synthesis. In the present review, we explore the chemistry and biology of this class of compounds. View Full-Text
Keywords: glycolipids; glycosphingolipids; glycoglycerolipids; natural products; total synthesis glycolipids; glycosphingolipids; glycoglycerolipids; natural products; total synthesis

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Cheng-Sánchez, I.; Sarabia, F. Chemistry and Biology of Bioactive Glycolipids of Marine Origin. Mar. Drugs 2018, 16, 294.

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