Synthesis of homogenous disulfide cross-linked polypeptides by iterative reducible ligation.

Mark D. Ericson, Kevin G. Rice

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Abstract

A new method of directed solution phase synthesis of polypeptides linked through iterative formation of disulfide bonds is reported. Four dodecapeptides were successfully ligated into a single 48 amino acid polypeptide using an N-terminal Fmoc-thiazolidine and a novel acidic silver trifluoromethanesulfonate thiazolidine hydrolysis to achieve efficient ligation in the presence of internal disulfide bonds. The approach allows the synthesis of homogeneous disulfide cross-linked polypeptides that have application in gene delivery by undergoing a reductively triggered release of DNA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)510-517
Number of pages8
JournalBiopolymers
Volume98
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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