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Homoserine and Threonine Peptide Assembly

  • Author(s): Pirrung, Michael C
  • Bakas, Nicole A
  • et al.

Drawing on our recent success with reagent-less peptide-bond formation through serine-based assembly reactions in organic solvent, their range has been expanded to threonine and homoserine (an aspartic acid precursor) in the N-terminal peptide. Amino acid scope available at the assembly C-terminus includes bulky residues not amenable to classical ligation methods, such as cysteine-based NCL in aqueous media. The method was used to assemble a snakebite-toxin-neutralizing peptide from opossums.

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