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|Title:||Method of inhibiting glycolipid synthesis|
|Abstract:||A method is disclosed for inhibiting the biosynthesis of glycolipids in cells capable of producing glycolipids comprising subjecting said cells to a glycolipid inhibitory effective amount of an N-alkyl derivative of 1,5-dideoxy-1,5-imino-D-glucitol in which said alkyl contains from 2-8 carbon atoms.|
|Inventor(s):||Platt; Frances M. (Oxford, GB), Neises; Gabrielle R. (Chesterfield, MO), Dwek; Raymond A. (Oxford, GB), Butters; Terry D. (Oxford, GB)|
|Assignee:||Monsanto Company (St. Louis, MO)|
|Filing Date:||Feb 24, 1995|
|Claims:||1. The method of inhibiting glycosyltransferase activity for biosynthesis of glycosylceramide-based bacterial cell receptors in a patient in need of antibacterial treatment comprising administering to said patient an effective amount for inhibiting said glycosyltransferase activity of an N-alkyl derivative of 1,5-dideoxy-1,5-imino-D-glucitol in which said alkyl contains from 2-8 carbon atoms. |
2. The method of claim 1 in which the alkyl group contains from 4-6 carbon atoms.
3. The method of claim 1 in which the alkyl group is butyl.
4. The method of claim 1 in which the alkyl group is hexyl.
5. The method of claim 1 in which the inhibitory effective amount is from about 50 .mu.M to about 500 .mu.M.