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Synthesis and Evaluation of 2-Deoxy-2-amino-beta-cellobiosides as Cellulase Inhibitors
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Biology, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Molecular Biology.
2010 (English)In: Journal of carbohydrate chemistry, ISSN 0732-8303, E-ISSN 1532-2327, Vol. 29, no 4, 164-180 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The cellulase mixture of Hypocrea jecorina (formerly Trichoderma reesei) contains a variety of exo- and endoglucanases that belong to different structural families. As such, these enzymes form an interesting model system to study the enzyme-ligand interactions in glycoside hydrolases. The nucleophilic carboxylate of retaining -glycosidases is believed to form a hydrogen bond with the 2-hydroxyl group of their substrate. Consequently, replacing this hydroxyl group with an amino group should result in a stronger electrostatic interaction and thus an increased affinity for the ligand. In this study, several modified cellobiosides were synthesized and evaluated as cellulase inhibitors. The introduction of an amino group was found to have an unpredictable effect on the inhibitory power of the ligands. However, the enzymes display a very high affinity for the corresponding 2-azido compounds, precursors in the synthetic route. The new ligand m-iodobenzyl 2-deoxy-2-azido--cellobioside even is the strongest inhibitor of cellobiohydrolase I known to date (KI= 1 M).

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2010. Vol. 29, no 4, 164-180 p.
Keyword [en]
Glycosidase, Cellulase, Inhibition, 2-Amino-2-deoxy-cellobioside
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Biological Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-135184DOI: 10.1080/07328303.2010.508142ISI: 000281313800002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-135184DiVA: diva2:374672
Available from: 2010-12-06 Created: 2010-12-06 Last updated: 2010-12-06Bibliographically approved

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