Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 30(1), 111 (2014).

Phenylboronic Acids-based Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications
Mai SANJOH,* Yuji MIYAHARA,* Kazunori KATAOKA,** and Akira MATSUMOTO*
*Institute of Biomaterials and Bioengineering, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, 2-3-10 Kanda-surugadai, Chiyoda, Tokyo 101-8096, Japan
**Department of Materials Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan
Phenylboronic acid (PBA) derivatives are known to form reversible complexes with polyols, including sugars. This unique chemistry has provided many useful molecular bases for analytical and therapeutic applications. This mini-review highlights some new aspects of related research efforts with a special focus on the interaction with sialic acid as a new class of molecular targets and other PBA-based strategies for drug delivery applications.