Hyper-Assembly of Self-Assembled Glycoclusters Mediated by Specific Carbohydrate–Carbohydrate Interactions

Gengwei Yan, Takumi Yamaguchi, Tatsuya Suzuki, Saeko Yanaka, Sota Sato, Makoto Fujita, Koichi Kato

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    Hybridization of a self-assembled, spherical complex with oligosaccharides containing Lewis X, a functional trisaccharide displayed on various cell surfaces, yielded well-defined glycoclusters. The self-assembled glycoclusters exhibited homophilic hyper-assembly in aqueous solution in a Ca2+-dependent manner through specific carbohydrate–carbohydrate interactions, offering a structural scaffold for functional biomimetic systems.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)968-972
    Number of pages5
    JournalChemistry - An Asian Journal
    Issue number9
    Publication statusPublished - 2017 May 4


    • NMR spectroscopy
    • carbohydrates
    • carbohydrate–carbohydrate interactions
    • glycoclusters
    • oligosaccharides
    • supramolecular chemistry

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biochemistry
    • Organic Chemistry


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