Marc d'Alarcao

Marc d'Alarcao

Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

Office: DH 607
Phone: (408) 924-4962

d'Alarcao Group Page


Postdoctoral Fellow 1984-1986, Harvard University (with E.J. Corey)
Ph.D. 1983, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (with Nelson J. Leonard)
B.S. 1978, Bridgewater State College

Courses Taught

Medicinal Chemistry
General Chemistry

Research Interests

  • Study of inositol glycan-mediated signal transduction;
  • Synthetic carbohydrate chemistry;
  • Development of new drug delivery strategies;
  • Biochemical engineering of cell-surface carbohydrates;
  • Development of electrochemically-degradable polymers

Selected Publications

  • “Insulin-mimicking Bioactivities of Acylated Inositol Glycans in Several Mouse Models of Diabetes with or without Obesity” Susumu Suzuki, Chitose Suzuki, Yoshinori Hinokio, Yasushi Ishigaki, Hideki Katagiri, Makoto Kanzaki, Viatcheslav N. Azev, Nilanjana Chakraborty, and Marc d’Alarcao PLoS ONE  2014, 9 (6), e100466. [html] [pdf]                      
  • “Fluorogenic Sialic Acid Glycosides for Quantification of Sialidase Activity Upon Unnnatural Substrates”Cristina Y. Zamora, Marc d’Alarcao, and Krishna Kumar,Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett.  2013, 23, 3406-3410. [html]
  • "Some Natural Flavonoids are Competitive Inhibitors of Caspase-1, -3, and -7 Despite their Cellular Toxicity" J. Brandon White, Jeremy Beckford, Sina Yadegarynia, Nhi Ngo, Tetiana Lialiutska, and Marc d'Alarcao Food Chemistry  2012, 131, 1453-59. [pdf]
  • “Modulation of Cellular Adhesion by Glycoengineering” Laila Dafik, Marc d’Alarcao, and Krishna Kumar J. Med. Chem.  2010, 53, 4277-4284. [pdf]
  • “The Biological Activity of Structurally Defined Inositol Glycans” Meenakshi Goel, Viatcheslav N. Azev, and Marc d’Alarcao Future Med. Chem.  2009, 1, 95-118. [pdf]