The presentation "Lactose-Functionalized Carbosilane Glycodendrimers Are Highly Potent Multivalent Ligands for Galectin-9 Binding" will be introduced by Ing. Monika Müllerová, Ph.D.  from The Institute of Experimental Medicine of the CAS.

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Galectins, a class of glycan-binding proteins, and their carbohydrate ligands are pivotal in modulating various biological functions. A profound comprehension of ligand-protein recognition mechanisms is imperative for advancements in galectin-targeted therapeutics1, 2. This research introduces a novel synthetic approach for lactose-functionalized carbosilane glycodendrimers (Lac-CS-DDMs) utilizing carbosilane dendrimers, the nanoscaffolds known for their minimal toxicity. Our findings highlight the exceptional affinity of these glycodendrimers, driven by dendritic effects, towards tandem-type galectins, with a notable preference for Gal-9. Quantitative analysis via enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay revealed that the third-generation dendritic ligand, equipped with 32 lactose units, exhibited a remarkable binding affinity to Gal-9 (IC50 = 970 nM), outperforming monovalent lactose by a factor of 1400. This underscores the transformative potential of multivalent presentations in enhancing ligand inhibitory effects. Additionally, through dynamic light scattering measurements, we established a correlation between the augmented affinity of glycodendrimer ligands for Gal-3, Gal-8, and particularly Gal-9, and the formation of consistent and stable galectin/Lac-CS-DDM aggregates.



1) Laaf, D.; Bojarová, P.; Elling, L.; Křen, V.Galectin–Carbohydrate Interactions in Biomedicine and Biotechnology. Trends Biotechnol. 201937, 402– 415.

2) Yoann, M. C., Roy, R. Recent Trends in Glycodendrimer Syntheses and Applications, C Top. Med. Chem. 2008, (8), 14, 1237-1285


This work was supported by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic and The European Union - European Structural and Investments Funds in the frame of Operational Programme Research Development and Education - project Pro-NanoEnviCz (project no. CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_013/0001821). The authors acknowledge the project COST LTC19049, the Czech Science Foundation project no. 23-05146S, and the Research Infrastructure NanoEnviCz (project no. LM2018124).


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