Synthesis and biomedical applications of xylosides

Kalita M, Quintero MV, Raman K, Tran VM, Kuberan B. Methods Mol Biol. 2015;1229:517-28. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-1714-3_40. PMID: 25325977

Xylosides modulate the biosynthesis of sulfated glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) in various cell types. A new class of xylosides called “click-xylosides” has been synthesized for their biostability, ease of chemical synthesis, and tunable sulfated GAG biogenesis in vitro and in vivo. These click-xylosides have several therapeutic and biomedical applications in the regulation of angiogenesis, tumor inhibition, and regeneration. This protocol focuses on the synthesis of click-xylosides, their cellular priming activities, and biomedical applications.