Trehalose-6,6-dibehenate (TDB) is a synthetic analog of trehalose-6,6-dimycolate (TDM, also known as cord factor), which is the most studied immunostimulatory component of Mycobacterium tuberculosis [1].

TDB binds the C-Type lectin, Mincle (macrophage-inducible C-type lectin) [1,2]. Upon TDB recognition Mincle interacts with the Fc receptor common γ-chain (FcRγ), which triggers intracellular signaling through Syk leading to CARD9-dependent NF-κB activation.


Specificity: Mincle agonist

Working concentration: 1 - 100 µg/ml

Endotoxin level: N/A

CAS number: 66758-35-8
Formula: C56H106O13
Molecular weight: 987.43


- 2 x 1 mg Trehalose-6,6-dibehenate (TDB)


1. Ishikawa, E. et al., 2009. Direct recognition of the mycobacterial glycolipid, trehalose dimycolate, by C-type lectin
Mincle. J. Exp. Med. 206, 2879–2888.
2. Schoenen, H. et al., 2010. Cutting edge: Mincle is essential for recognition and adjuvanticity of the mycobacterial cord factor and its synthetic analog trehalose-dibehenate. J. Immunol. 184, 2756–2760.


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Description Mincle Agonist
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Unit Size2 mg
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