Authors:Thomas Oberbillig, Holger Löwe and Anja Hoffmann-Röder
MUC1-type glycopeptides have already shown their potential as possible cancer vaccine candidates. In addition, first examples of fluorinated antigen structures, especially containing the Thomsen–Friedenreich antigen, with similar antibody recognition have been reported. Using microreactor techniques for improvement of the crucial step, the complex glycosylation reactions, is an efficient way to find optimized reaction parameter as well as to circumvent well-known scale-up drawbacks. Besides, this is the first report of continuous flow glycosylations of glycosyl amino acids, in particular with fluorinated glycosyl building blocks.