Polypeptide conjugates that bind chitinases
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Polypeptide conjugates formed from members of a designed set of polypeptides and the chitinase inhibitors pentoxifylline, C4B3 and C5B1 were evaluated for affinity and selectivity towards chitinases. The polypeptide conjugate 4C37L34-P was found to recognize and bind chitinases from the fungal species Aspergillus nidulans and Neurospora crassa, as well as from the fungus Trichoderma viride and the bacterial strain Streptomyces griseus. The small organic molecule pentoxifylline and the polypeptide 4C37L34 both contributed to binding of the chitinases and the affinity of the polypeptide conjugate was significantly enhanced in comparison with that of pentoxifylline with an affinity that was on the order of 2-3 orders of magnitude higher than that of pentoxyfylline. In view of the large numbers of chitinases present in nature the recognition and detection of groups of chitinases using one binder molecule for many enzymes may be an advantageous approach.
Organic Chemistry Other Chemistry Topics Biological Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-183201OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-183201DiVA: diva2:562099