para-Nitrophenol-tagged sialyl galactosides containing sialic acid derivatives in which the C5 hydroxyl group of sialic acids was systematically substituted with a hydrogen, a fluorine, a methoxyl or an azido group were successfully synthesized using an efficient chemoenzymatic approach. These compounds were used as valuable probes in high-throughput screening assays to study the importance of the C5 hydroxyl group of sialic acid in the recognition and the cleavage of sialoside substrates by bacterial sialidases.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry