α-d-Mannopyranosyl units were attached to an aromatic scaffold through disulfide linkages to obtain mono- to trivalent glycosylated ligands for lectin binding studies. Isothermal titration calorimetric (ITC) measurements indicated that binding affinities of these derivatives to Concanavalin A (Con A) were comparable to or slightly higher than that of methyl α-d-mannopyranoside (Ka values in the range of 104 M-1). The stoichiometries of the lectin-ligand complexes were in agreement with the formal valencies (1-3) of the respective ligands indicating cross-linking in interactions with the di- and trivalent derivatives. Multivalency effects could not, however, be observed with the latter. These ligands were shown to bind to the carbohydrate binding site of Con A using saturation transfer difference (STD) NMR competition experiments.
- Glycosyl disulfides
- Isothermal titration calorimetry
- Ligand-lectin interactions
- Saturation transfer difference (STD) NMR
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Analytical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry