Ligand id: 9899

Name: AH10-7

Structure and Physico-chemical Properties

2D Structure
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Calculated Physico-chemical Properties
Hydrogen bond acceptors 9
Hydrogen bond donors 5
Rotatable bonds 50
Topological polar surface area 137.71
Molecular weight 971.82
XLogP 21.6
No. Lipinski's rules broken 2

Molecular properties generated using the CDK

Compound class Synthetic organic
AH10-7 is a sphinganine α-galactosylceramide (or galactosylsphingamide) that has been designed for the potential to activate CD1d-restricted invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells as a mechanism to augment immune responses against cancer and infections [1]. It is an analogue of KRN7000 (PubChem CID 2826713, a.k.a. α-GalCer) that was originally developed for its potent immunomodulatory effects, and which was investigated as an immuno-oncology agent [3,7]. However, KRN7000 induces both Th1 and Th2 cytokine production, and produces a suboptimal immune response, which likely accounts for its apparent limited efficacy in clinical trials [5,8]. AH10-7 overcomes KRN7000's unpredictable effects by promoting a Th1-biased immune response, which suggests that it will elicit more favorable results against cancer and infection (whereas a Th2-biased response would likely be of more benefit against autoimmune diseases). Both KRN7000 and AH10-7 are ligands for the lipid-binding MHC class I-like protein CD1d. Recognition of lipid-based antigens presented by CD1d sets iNKT cells apart from conventional T cells.
Van Kaer and Wu (2018) have published a review of the therapeutic potential of iNKT cells in autoimmune conditions [6] and the application of unconventional T cells in immuno-oncology is reviewed by Godfrey et al. (2018) [2] and Krijgsman et al. (2018) [4].
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