6-N-[2-(Tetradecyl)hexadecanamido]hexyl β-D-glucopyranosyluronic acid-(1→6)-β-D-galactopyranosyl-(1→6)-β-D-galactopyranoside (1) and its clustering compound (2) carrying a tetravalent sugar unit, which are new model compounds related to a major antigenic epitope from antiulcer pectic polysaccharide of Bupleurum falcatum L., were synthesized and the distributions of 1 and 2 in mixed ganglioside (GM1, GD1a or GT1b)/phospholipid (DPPC) monolayers were observed using atomic force microscopy (AFM). AFM images showed that 1 was distributed in the GM1, GD1a and GT1b region of the mixed monolayers, in which 1 was miscible with GD1a. Specific distribution of 1 was observed in the mixed GM1/DPPC monolayer. Compound 2 was miscible with GM1, while 2 formed associations with GD1a and GT1b in the mixed monolayers. The distribution mode of 1 and 2 was different among the mixed ganglioside/DPPC monolayers.
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