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A fluorogenic native chemical ligation for assessing the role of distance in peptide-templated peptide ligation

A fluorogenic native chemical ligation for assessing the role of distance in peptide-templated peptide ligation
Protein-templated reactions have been used for fragment-based drug discovery as well as for covalent labeling, detection and manipulation of proteins. In spite of the growing interest in protein-templated reactions, little is known about the design criteria. Herein we present a systematic study on the effects of proximity in peptide-templated reactions. To facilitate reaction monitoring at low concentrations we developed a fluorogenic native chemical ligation that is based on the integration of a fluorescence quencher in the thiol leaving group. The reaction system provided up to 39-fold increases of emission from a fluorescein unit. By using templates based on coiled coils as models we investigated the effect of misalignments. The distance-reactivity pattern for remotely aligned peptides was remarkably different to reaction scenarios that involved seamlessly annealed peptides with overhanging functional groups.

Publisher URL: www.sciencedirect.com/science

DOI: S0968089617312750

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