N-to-C sequential ligation using peptidyl N,N-Bis(2-mercaptoethyl)amide building blocks.
Date of Issue2011
School of Biological Sciences
A novel N- to C-terminus sequential chemical ligation approach has been developed for protein synthesis. Key to this strategy is the relative stability of the N,N-bis(2-mercaptoethyl)amide (BMEA) to the conventional conditions of native chemical ligation. We have also found a new thiol additive for the BMEA-mediated ligation reaction. The usefulness of this approach was demonstrated in the syntheses of a medium-sized peptide and ubiquitin.
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