Xylose as a carrier for boron containing compounds.

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A xylosylated carborane was synthesized by standard carbohydrate methodology and tested on normal HFL-1 cells as well as transformed T24 cells. The xylosylated carborane initiated glycosaminoglycan (GAG) synthesis in both cell lines and treatment with the carborane gave a pronounced translocation of proteoglycans to the nuclei of T24 cells. However, most of the boron-containing compounds were secreted to the medium. We conclude that xylosides carrying carboranes are not suitable for boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) for T24 cells. However, the uptake of boron-containing xyloside, the GAG priming capacity, and the nuclear translocation of glypican-1 make this xyloside a candidate for further investigation for selectivity toward other tumor cell lines.


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  • Basic Medicine
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2451-2454
JournalBioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Publication categoryResearch

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Organic chemistry (S/LTH) (011001240), Department of Experimental Medical Science (013210000), Glycobiology (013212006)