Cell-permeable sialic acid analog. Deacetylation occurs intracellularly giving rise to a sialyltransferase inhibitor. Abolishes expression of SLex
expression on HL-60 cells and reduces E-selectin and P-selectin binding. Prevents metastasis formation in a mouse lung metastasis model.
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Targeted delivery of a sialic acid-blocking glycomimetic to cancer cells inhibits metastatic spread.
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Global metabolic inhibitors of sialyl- and fucosyltransferases remodel the glycome.
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