The key entity of a DCAR agonist, phosphatidylinositol mannoside Ac1PIM1: its synthesis and immunomodulatory function†
Ac1PIM1 is a potential biosynthetic intermediate for phosphatidylinositol mannosides (PIMs) from Mycobacterium tuberculosis. We achieved the first synthesis of Ac1PIM1 by utilizing an allyl-type protecting group strategy and regioselective phosphorylation of inositol. A very potent agonist of an innate immune receptor DCAR, which is better than previously known agonists, is demonstrated.
- This article is part of the themed collection: Chemical Biology in OBC