Cord Factor and Related Synthetic Trehalose Diesters

  • Edgar Lederer


The term ‘cord factor’ designates glycolipids produced by Mycobacteria, Nocardiae, Corynebacteriae, and strains of Arthrobacter and Brevibacterium; they are 6,6′-diesters of α, α-D-trehalose [48] (Fig. 1) (for reviews see [4, 5, 19, 34, 35, 36, 52])1.


Antitumour Activity Mycolic Acid Cancer Immunol Intralesional Injection Muramyl Dipeptide 
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  • Edgar Lederer
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  1. 1.Laboratoire de BiochimieC.N.R.S.Gif-sur-YvetteFrance
  2. 2.Institut de BiochimieUniversité de Paris-SudOrsayFrance

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