versatile method for the preparation of conjugates of peptides with DNA/PNA/analog by employing chemo-selective click reaction in water
Gogoi, Khirud | Mane, Meenakshi V. | Kunte, Sunita S. | Kumar, Vaijayanti A.
The specific 1,3 dipolar Hüisgen cycloaddition reaction known as 'click-reaction' between azide and alkyne groups is employed for the synthesis of peptide-oligonucleotide conjugates. The peptide nucleic acids (PNA)/DNA and peptides may be appended either by azide or alkyne groups. The cycloaddition reaction between the azide and alkyne appended substrates allows the synthesis of the desired conjugates in high purity and yields irrespective of the sequence and functional groups on either of the two substrates. The versatile approach could also be employed to generate the conjugates of peptides with thioacetamido nucleic acid (TANA) analog. The click reaction is catalyzed by Cu (I) in either water or in organic medium. In water, ~3-fold excess of the peptide-alkyne/azide drives the reaction to completion in 2 h with no side products.Show more [+] Less [-]