Semi-Synthesis of Labeled Proteins for Spectroscopic Applications
AbstractSince the introduction of SPPS by Merrifield in the 60s, peptide chemists have considered the possibility of preparing large proteins. The introduction of native chemical ligation in the 90s and then of expressed protein ligation have opened the way to the preparation of synthetic proteins without size limitations. This review focuses on semi-synthetic strategies useful to prepare proteins decorated with spectroscopic probes, like fluorescent labels and stable isotopes, and their biophysical applications. We show that expressed protein ligation, combining the advantages of organic chemistry with the easy and size limitless recombinant protein expression, is an excellent strategy for the chemical synthesis of labeled proteins, enabling a single protein to be functionalized at one or even more distinct positions with different probes.
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De Rosa, L.; Russomanno, A.; Romanelli, A.; D'Andrea, L.D. Semi-Synthesis of Labeled Proteins for Spectroscopic Applications. Molecules 2013, 18, 440-465.
De Rosa L, Russomanno A, Romanelli A, D'Andrea LD. Semi-Synthesis of Labeled Proteins for Spectroscopic Applications. Molecules. 2013; 18(1):440-465.Chicago/Turabian Style
De Rosa, Lucia; Russomanno, Anna; Romanelli, Alessandra; D'Andrea, Luca D. 2013. "Semi-Synthesis of Labeled Proteins for Spectroscopic Applications." Molecules 18, no. 1: 440-465.