Mono-, bis-, and tris-β-d-galactopyranosides of (2-(5-hydrazinocarbonylpentanamido)-2-(hydroxymethyl)-1, 3-propanediol were synthesized. Treatment of the glycosides with nitrous acid gave the corresponding acyl azides which were coupled to bovine serum albumin to form neoglycoproteins. These derivatives were tested for their inhibitory action on (i) the d-galactose binding by rabbit liver membrane, (ii) the corresponding binding by the isolated binding protein, and (iii) the corresponding uptake by intact rat hepatocytes. In these systems, the neoglycoprotein with attached tris-galacto was a better inhibitor than the bis derivative, which in turn was more effective than the mono derivative per each ligand. However, the order is reversed when the inhibitory action is expressed on the basis of d-galactosyl residue.
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