Forssman antigens

The Forssman antigens are glycolipids that very closely resembles the Globo H antigen as they share an identical Gb4 tetrasaccharide core. It is species specific as expressed in some mammals (e.g., sheep, dogs, horses, etc.) but not in others (rabbits, pigs, humans, etc.). Interestingly, it is present in several forms of human cancers making it a potential candidate for cancer therapy.

Forssman antigens

Forssman antigen pentaose linked to BSA

Forssman antigen pentaose linked to BSA
trait
GLY132-BSA

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GalNAcα1-3GalNAcβ1-3Galα1-4Galβ1-4Glc
Forssman antigens

Forssman antigen pentaose

Forssman antigen pentaose
trait
GLY132

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GalNAcα1-3GalNAcβ1-3Galα1-4Galβ1-4Glc
C34H58N2O26
FW 910.82
Forssman antigens

Forssman antigen triaose

Forssman antigen triaose
trait
GLY133

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GalNAcα1-3GalNAcβ1-3Gal
C22H38N2O16
FW 586.54