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Towards Biomolecular Assembly Employing Extended Native Chemical Ligation in Combination With Thioester Synthesis Using an N -> S Acyl Shift

Ackrill, T; Anderson, DW; Macmillan, D; (2010) Towards Biomolecular Assembly Employing Extended Native Chemical Ligation in Combination With Thioester Synthesis Using an N -> S Acyl Shift. BIOPOLYMERS , 94 (4) 495 - 503. 10.1002/bip.21473.

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Abstract

The advent of kinetically controlled Native Chemical Ligation has permitted more efficient sequential Native Chemical Ligation reactions to take place in one pot where one or more of the peptide fragments contains an N-terminal cysteine residue and a C-terminal thioester. The reactivity of the thioester component can dictate how fragments behave through careful choice of leaving group (alkyl or aryl thiol) and the C-terminal amino acid residue. Although thioester reactivity is exquisitely controlled, reactivity of the N-terminal cysteine residue has been curbed using protecting groups, usually the thiazolidine-4-carboxo (Thz) group as it can be removed in the presence of the thioester at acidic pH. Only recently has the concept of orthogonal ligation been extended to thiol auxiliary mediated Native Chemical Ligation (a.k.a. Extended Ligation) which, owing to their inherent difference in reactivity, have allowed peptides to be selectively extended at the C-terminus without recourse to protecting groups on the N-terminus. Herein we explored the compatibility of acyl transfer auxiliaries with peptide thioester production via an N -> S acyl shift for this purpose. (C) 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Biopolymers (Pept Sci) 94: 495-503, 2010.

Type:Article
Title:Towards Biomolecular Assembly Employing Extended Native Chemical Ligation in Combination With Thioester Synthesis Using an N -> S Acyl Shift
DOI:10.1002/bip.21473
Keywords:native chemical ligation, thioester, peptide, GLYCOPEPTIDE SYNTHESIS, PEPTIDE LIGATION, BETA-DEFENSINS, PROTEINS, CYSTEINE, STRATEGIES, ERYTHROPOIETIN, AUXILIARIES, CHEMISTRY, VALINE
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Chemistry

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