Abstract: Methods for the detection of specific interactions between diverse proteins and various small-molecule ligands are of significant importance in understanding the mechanisms of many critical physiological processes of organisms. The techniques also represent a major avenue to drug screening, molecular diagnostics, and public safety monitoring. Terminal protection assay of small molecule-linked DNA is a demonstrated novel methodology which has exhibited great potential for the development of simple, sensitive, specific and high-throughput methods for the detection of small molecule–protein interactions. Herein, we review the basic principle of terminal protection assay, the development of associated methods, and the signal amplification strategies adopted for performance improving in small molecule–protein interaction assay.
Keywords: protein–ligand interaction; terminal protection; small molecule-linked DNA; signal amplification; nuclease
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Hu, C.; Wu, Z.; Tang, H.; Tang, L.-J.; Yu, R.-Q.; Jiang, J.-H. Terminal Protection of Small Molecule-Linked DNA for Small Molecule–Protein Interaction Assays. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15, 5221-5232.
Hu C, Wu Z, Tang H, Tang L-J, Yu R-Q, Jiang J-H. Terminal Protection of Small Molecule-Linked DNA for Small Molecule–Protein Interaction Assays. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2014; 15(4):5221-5232.
Hu, Cui; Wu, Zhan; Tang, Hao; Tang, Li-Juan; Yu, Ru-Qin; Jiang, Jian-Hui. 2014. "Terminal Protection of Small Molecule-Linked DNA for Small Molecule–Protein Interaction Assays." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 15, no. 4: 5221-5232.