[Chemical Science] 我室吴川六教授发表论文:An evolution-inspired strategy to design disulfide-rich peptides tolerant to extensive sequence manipulation

发布日期:2021年08月23日   浏览次数:

我室吴川六教授在 Chemical Science 上发表论文:An evolution-inspired strategy to design disulfide-rich peptides tolerant to extensive sequence manipulation

摘要:Natural disulfide-rich peptides (DRPs) are valuable scaffolds for the development of new bioactive molecules and therapeutics. However, there are only a limited number of topologically distinct DRP folds in nature, and most of them suffer from the problem of in vitro oxidative folding. Thus, strategies to design DRPs with new constrained topologies beyond the scope of natural folds are desired. Herein we report a general evolution-inspired strategy to design new DRPs with diverse disulfide frameworks, which relies on the incorporation of two cysteine residues and a random peptide sequence into a precursor disulfide-stabilized fold. These peptides can spontaneously fold in redox buffers to the expected tricyclic topologies with high yields. Moreover, we demonstrated that these DRPs can be used as templates for the construction of phage-displayed peptide libraries, enabling the discovery of new DRP ligands from fully randomized sequences. This study thus paves the way for the development of new DRP ligands and therapeutics with structures not derived from natural DRPs.

文章链接:https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2021/sc/d1sc02952e