Journal article

Design of Potent Mincle Signalling Agonists Based on an Alkyl b- Glucoside Template

DYLAN SMITH, Yuki Hosono, Masahiro Nagata, Sho Yamasaki, Spencer Williams

American Chemical Society (ACS) | Published : 2020


The innate immune receptor Mincle senses lipid-based molecules derived from pathogens, commensals and altered self. Based on emerging structure-activity relationships we design simple alkyl 6-O-acyl-b-D-glucosides that are effective agonists of Mincle and signal with potency on par with the prototypical ligand trehalose dimycolate.

University of Melbourne Researchers