Protease-catalyzed peptide synthesis on solid support

Rein V. Ulijn, Beatriz Baragaña, Peter J. Halling, Sabine L. Flitsch

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The direct enzymatic synthesis of peptides from amino acids is widely used as a useful alternative to chemical synthesis. However, good yields of such enzyme-catalyzed reactions require altered reaction conditions to overcome the bias for hydrolysis in aqueous medium. We argue that the synthesis/hydrolysis equilibrium can be shifted toward synthesis in aqueous medium by immobilizing the amine on solid support. In this report, we show the first examples of solid-phase peptide synthesis catalyzed by a protease in bulk aqueous buffer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10988-10989
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number37
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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