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Glycan arrays containing synthetic Clostridium difficile lipoteichoic acid oligomers as tools toward a carbohydrate vaccine

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Abstract

Clostridium difficile is a leading cause of severe nosocomial infections. Cell-surface carbohydrate antigens are promising vaccine candidates. Here we report the first total synthesis of oligomers of the lipoteichoic acid antigen repeating unit. Synthetic glycan microarrays revealed anti-glycan antibodies in the blood of patients that help to define epitopes for vaccine development.

Graphical abstract: Glycan arrays containing synthetic Clostridium difficile lipoteichoic acid oligomers as tools toward a carbohydrate vaccine

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The article was received on 12 May 2013, accepted on 17 Jun 2013 and first published on 18 Jun 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC43545H
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 7159-7161
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    Glycan arrays containing synthetic Clostridium difficile lipoteichoic acid oligomers as tools toward a carbohydrate vaccine

    C. E. Martin, F. Broecker, S. Eller, M. A. Oberli, C. Anish, C. L. Pereira and P. H. Seeberger, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 7159
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC43545H

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