Development of a hypersensitive periodate-cleavable amino acid that is methionine- and disulfide-compatible and its application in MHC exchange reagents for T cell Characterisation

Amore, A., Wals, K., Koekoek, E., Hoppes, R., Toebes, M., Schumacher, T.N.M., Rodenko, B. and Ovaa, H. (2012) Development of a hypersensitive periodate-cleavable amino acid that is methionine- and disulfide-compatible and its application in MHC exchange reagents for T cell Characterisation. ChemBioChem, 14(1), pp. 123-131. (doi: 10.1002/cbic.201200540)

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Abstract

Incorporation of cleavable linkers into peptides and proteins is of particular value in the study of biological processes. Here we describe the synthesis of a cleavable linker that is hypersensitive to oxidative cleavage as the result of the periodate reactivity of a vicinal amino alcohol moiety. Two strategies directed towards the synthesis of a building block suitable for solid-phase peptide synthesis were developed: a chemoenzymatic route, involving l-threonine aldolase, and an enantioselective chemical route; these led to α,γ-diamino-β-hydroxybutanoic acids in diastereoisomerically mixed and enantiopure forms, respectively. Incorporation of the 1,2-amino alcohol linker into the backbone of a peptide generated a conditional peptide that was rapidly cleaved at very low concentrations of sodium periodate. This cleavable peptide ligand was applied in the generation of MHC exchange reagents for the detection of antigen-specific T cells in peripheral blood cells. The extremely low concentration of periodate required to trigger MHC peptide exchange allowed the co-oxidation of methionine and disulfide residues to be avoided. Conditional MHC reagents hypersensitive to periodate can now be applied without limitations when UV irradiation is undesired or less practical.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Rodenko, Dr Boris
Authors: Amore, A., Wals, K., Koekoek, E., Hoppes, R., Toebes, M., Schumacher, T.N.M., Rodenko, B., and Ovaa, H.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation
Journal Name:ChemBioChem
Publisher:Wiley -VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
ISSN:1439-4227
ISSN (Online):1439-7633
Published Online:23 December 2012
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 Wiley -VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA
First Published:First published ChemBioChem 14(1):123-131
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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