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  • 1. Aili, Daniel
    et al.
    Enander, Karin
    Rydberg, Johan
    Lundström, Ingemar
    Baltzer, Lars
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry. Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry II.
    Liedberg, Bo
    Aggregation-Induced Folding of a de novo Designed Polypeptide Immobilized on Gold Nanoparticles2006In: J. Am. Chem. Soc., no 128, p. 2194-2195Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 2. Aili, Daniel
    et al.
    Enander, Karin
    Rydberg, Johan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry II.
    Nesterenko, Irina
    Björefors, Fredrik
    Baltzer, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry II.
    Liedberg, Bo
    Folding Induced Assembly of Polypeptide Decorated Gold Nanoparticles2008In: Journal of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0002-7863, E-ISSN 1520-5126, Vol. 130, no 17, p. 5780-5788Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Reversible assembly of gold nanoparticles controlled by the homodimerization and folding of an immobilized de novo designed synthetic polypeptide is described. In solution at neutral pH, the polypeptide folds into a helix-loop-helix four-helix bundle in the presence of zinc ions. When immobilized on gold nanoparticles, the addition of zinc ions induces dimerization and folding between peptide monomers located on separate particles, resulting in rapid particle aggregation. The particles can be completely redispersed by removal of the zinc ions from the peptide upon addition of EDTA. Calcium ions, which do not induce folding in solution, have no effect on the stability of the peptide decorated particles. The contribution from folding on particle assembly was further determined utilizing a reference peptide with the same primary sequence but containing both D and L amino acids. Particles functionalized with the reference peptide do not aggregate, as the peptides are unable to fold. The two peptides, linked to the nanoparticle surface via a cysteine residue located in the loop region, form submonolayers on planar gold with comparable properties regarding surface density, orientation, and ability to interact with zinc ions. These results demonstrate that nanoparticle assembly can be induced, controlled, and to some extent tuned, by exploiting specific molecular interactions involved in polypeptide folding.

  • 3. Albrecht, Christiane
    et al.
    Fechner, Peter
    Honcharenko, Dmytro
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry.
    Baltzer, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry.
    Gauglitz, Günther
    A new assay design for clinical diagnostics based on alternative recognition elements2010In: Biosensors & bioelectronics, ISSN 0956-5663, E-ISSN 1873-4235, Vol. 25, no 10, p. 2302-2308Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 4. Andersson, Theresa
    et al.
    Lundquist, Martin
    Dolphin, Gunnar T.
    Enander, Karin
    Jonsson, Bengt-Harald
    Nilsson, Jonas W.
    Baltzer, Lars
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry. Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry II.
    Cooperative binding of human Carbonic Anhydrase II by functionalized folded polypeptide receptors2005In: Chem. Biol., no 12, p. 1245-1252Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 5.
    Baltzer, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry II.
    Polypeptide Conjugate Binders for Protein Recognition2007In: Topics in current chemistry, ISSN 0340-1022, E-ISSN 1436-5049, Vol. 277, p. 89-106Article, review/survey (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A new class of hybrid molecules for protein recognition is presented, where polypeptides are covalently linked to small organic molecules to form polypeptide conjugates that bind proteins with high affinity and selectivity. To illustrate the concept, a binder for human carbonic anhydrase 11 with a dissociation constant of 4 nM is described. The affinity of the polypeptide conjugate arises from cooperativity in binding between a benzenesulfonamide residue, with a dissociation constant of 1.5 mu M, and the polypeptide scaffold with a dissociation constant of < 1 mM. The combination of a ligand with moderate affinity for a target protein with a polypeptide relaxes considerably the need for high affinity on the part of the polypeptide, and thus the need for structural complexity and preorganization. At the same time, the requirement for high affinity on the part of ligand is relaxed. As a consequence, the time for development of robust, high affinity, selective binder is shortened. The chemical approach to protein recognition provides well-defined molecular entities that are conveniently handled, stored and site-specifically functionalized.

  • 6.
    Baltzer, Lars
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry. Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry II.
    DeGrado, W. F.
    Engineering and design: Expanding the protein world2004In: Editorial overview Current Opinion of Structural Biology, Vol. 14, p. 455-457Article, review/survey (Other (popular scientific, debate etc.))
  • 7.
    Baltzer, Lars
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry. Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry II.
    Klinman, J.P.
    Hynes, J.T.
    Limbach, H-H.
    Acid base catalysis in designed polypeptides2006In: Handbook of Hydrogen Transfer, Wiley , 2006Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 8. Enander, Karin
    et al.
    Aili, D.
    Baltzer, Lars
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry. Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry II.
    Lundström, I.
    Liedberg, B.
    Alpha helix-inducing dimerization of synthetic plypeptide scaffolds on gold2005In: Langmuir, no 21, p. 2480-2487Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 9. Enander, Karin
    et al.
    Aili, D.
    Baltzer, Lars
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry. Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry II.
    Lundström, I.
    Liedberg, B.
    Alpha helix-inducing dimerization of synthetic polypeptide scaffolds on gold2005In: Langmuir, no 21, p. 2480-2487Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 10.
    Enander, Karin
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry. Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry II.
    Dolphin, G. T.
    Baltzer, Lars
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry. Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry II.
    Designed functionalized helix-loop-helix motifs that bind human Carbonic Anhydrase II- a new class of synthetic receptor molecules2004In: J. Am. Chem. Soc., no 126, p. 4464-4465Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 11.
    Enander, Karin
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry. Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry II.
    Dolphin, G.T.
    Liedberg, B.
    Lundström, I.
    Baltzer, Lars
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry. Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry II.
    A versatile polypeptide platform for intergrated recognition and reporting - affinity arrays for protein - ligand interaction analysis2004In: Chem. Eur. J., no 10, p. 2375-2385Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 12. Enander, Karin
    et al.
    Dolphin, Gunnar T.
    Baltzer, Lars
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry. Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry II.
    Designed, functionalized helix-loop-helix motifs that bind human Carbonic Anhydrase II - a new class of synthetic receptor molecules2004In: J. Am. Chem. Soc., no 126, p. 4464-4465Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 13. Enander, Karin
    et al.
    Dolphin, Gunnar T.
    Liedberg, Bo
    Lundström, Ingemar
    Baltzer, Lars
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry. Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry II.
    A versatile polypeptide platform for integrated recognition and reporting - affinity arrays for protein-ligand interaction2004In: Chem. Eur. J., no 10, p. 2375-2385Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 14. Hederos, Sofia
    et al.
    Baltzer, Lars
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry. Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry II.
    Nucleophile selectivity in the enzyme catalyzed acyl transfer reaction of a thiol ester2005In: Biopolymers, no 79, p. 292-299Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 15. Hederos, Sofia
    et al.
    Broo, Kerstin
    Jakobsson, Emma
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Science and Technology, Biology, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology. Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry II. Biochemistry. Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Science and Technology, Biology, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Structural Molecular Biology.
    Kleywegt, Gerard J
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Science and Technology, Biology, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology. Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry II. Biochemistry. Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Science and Technology, Biology, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Structural Molecular Biology.
    Mannervik, Bengt
    Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry II. Biochemistry. Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Science and Technology, Biology, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Structural Molecular Biology.
    Baltzer, Lars
    Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry II. Biochemistry. Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Science and Technology, Biology, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Structural Molecular Biology.
    A new enzyme by rational design - the incorporation of a single His residue enables efficient thioester hydrolysis by human glutathione transferase A1-12004In: Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., Vol. 101, p. 13163-13167Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A strategy for rational enzyme design is reported and illustrated by the engineering of a protein catalyst for thiol-ester hydrolysis. Five mutants of human glutathione (GSH; gamma-Glu-Cys-Gly) transferase A1-1 were designed in the search for a catalyst and to provide a set of proteins from which the reaction mechanism could be elucidated. The single mutant A216H catalyzed the hydrolysis of the S-benzoyl ester of GSH under turnover conditions with a k(cat)/K(M) of 156 M(-1) x min(-1), and a catalytic proficiency of >10(7) M(-1) when compared with the first-order rate constant of the uncatalyzed reaction. The wild-type enzyme did not hydrolyze the substrate, and thus, the introduction of a single histidine residue transformed the wild-type enzyme into a turnover system for thiol-ester hydrolysis. By kinetic analysis of single, double, and triple mutants, as well as from studies of reaction products, it was established that the enzyme A216H catalyzes the hydrolysis of the thiol-ester substrate by a mechanism that includes an acyl intermediate at the side chain of Y9. Kinetic measurements and the crystal structure of the A216H GSH complex provided compelling evidence that H216 acts as a general-base catalyst. The introduction of a single His residue into human GSH transferase A1-1 created an unprecedented enzymatic function, suggesting a strategy that may be of broad applicability in the design of new enzymes. The protein catalyst has the hallmarks of a native enzyme and is expected to catalyze various hydrolytic, as well as transesterification, reactions.

  • 16. Peter, K.
    et al.
    Nilsson, R.
    Rydberg, J.
    Baltzer, Lars
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry. Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry II.
    Inganäs, O.
    Twisting macromolecular chains - self-assembly of a chiral supermolecule from non-chiral polythiophene polyanions and random coil synthetic peptides2004In: Proc. Nat. Acad.Sci, Vol. 101, p. 11197-11202Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 17. Peter, K.
    et al.
    Nilsson, R.
    Rydberg, Johan
    Baltzer, Lars
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry. Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry II.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Twisting macromolecular chains-self-assembly of a chiral supermolecule from non-chiral polythiophene polyanions and random coil synthetic peptides2004In: Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., no 101, p. 11197-11202Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 18. Ramapanicker, Ramesh
    et al.
    Sun, Xiaojiao
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - BMC, Physical Organic Chemistry.
    Viljanen, Johan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - BMC, Physical Organic Chemistry.
    Baltzer, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - BMC, Physical Organic Chemistry.
    Powerful binders for the D-dimer by conjugation of the GPRP peptide to polypeptides from a designed set: illustrating a general route to new binders for proteins2013In: Bioconjugate chemistry, ISSN 1043-1802, E-ISSN 1520-4812, Vol. 24, no 1, p. 17-25Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The synthetic tetrapeptide GPRP based on the amino-terminal GPR sequence of the fibrin α-chain, binds the D-dimer protein with a dissociation constant KD of 25 μM. The D-dimer protein, a well-known biomarker for thrombosis, contains two cross-linked D fragments from the fibrinogen protein formed upon degradation of the fibrin gel, the core component of blood clots. In order to develop a specific high-affinity binder for the D-dimer protein, GPRP was conjugated via an aliphatic spacer to each member of a set of sixteen polypeptides designed for the development of binder molecules for proteins in general. The binders were individually characterised and ranked using surface plasmon resonance (SPR) analysis. The dissociation constant of the complex formed from the D-dimer and 4-D15L8-GPRP labelled with fluorescein was determined by fluorescense titration and found to be 3 nM, an affinity four orders of magnitude higher than that of free GPRP. According to SPR analysis binding was completely inhibited by free GPRP at mM concentrations and the polypeptide conjugate was therefore shown to bind specifically to the binding site of GPRP. Affinities were further enhanced by dimerisation of the polypeptide conjugates via a bifunctional linker resulting in dissociation constants that were further decreased (affinities increased) by factors of 2-4. The results suggest an efficient route to specific binders for proteins based on short peptides with affinites that need only to be modest, thus shortening the time of binder development dramatically.

  • 19. Rossi, Paola
    et al.
    Tecilla, Paolo
    Baltzer, Lars
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry. Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry II.
    Scrimin, Paolo
    De novo Metallonucleases based on Helix-loop-helix Motifs2004In: Chem. Eur. J., no 10, p. 4163-4170Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 20. Scrimin, P.
    et al.
    Baltzer, Lars
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry. Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry II.
    Model Systems2005In: Editorial Overwiev, Current Opinion of Chemical Biology, no 9, p. 620-621Article, review/survey (Other (popular scientific, debate etc.))
  • 21. Scrimin, Paolo
    et al.
    Baltzer, LarsUppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry. Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry II.
    Model Systems2005Collection (editor) (Other scientific)
  • 22.
    Sun, Xiaojiao
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - BMC, Physical Organic Chemistry.
    Winander, Cecilia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - BMC, Physical Organic Chemistry.
    Karlsson, Magnus
    Department of forest mycology and pathology, swedish university of agricultural sciences, sweden.
    Fromell, Karin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - BMC, Physical Organic Chemistry.
    Johansson, Gunnar
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - BMC, Biochemistry.
    Stenlid, Jan
    Department of forest mycology and pathology, swedish university of agricultural sciences, sweden.
    Baltzer, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - BMC, Physical Organic Chemistry.
    Polypeptide conjugates that bind chitinasesManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    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.

  • 23.
    Sun, Xiaojiao
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - BMC, Physical Organic Chemistry.
    Yang, Jie
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - BMC, Physical Organic Chemistry.
    Norberg, Thomas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - BMC, Physical Organic Chemistry.
    Baltzer, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - BMC, Physical Organic Chemistry.
    A synthetic polypeptide conjugate from a 42-residue polypeptide and salicylhydroxamic acid binds human myeloperoxidase with high affinity2012In: Journal of Peptide Science, ISSN 1075-2617, E-ISSN 1099-1387, Vol. 18, no 12, p. 731-739Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Myeloperoxidase (MPO) is a 150 kD tetrameric heme protein consisting of two heavy chains and two light chains, which ispresent in neutrophils, white blood cells, at concentrations between 2% and 5% and plays an important role in the innateimmune system. The MPO concentration in serum or plasma has been shown to be linked to the risk for cardiovasculardiseases, and MPO is considered to be a high potential diagnostic biomarker. To develop a molecule that binds MPO,salicylhydroxamic acid (SHA), a substrate analog inhibitor of MPO with a KD=2uM, was conjugated to a designed set of42-residue polypeptide scaffolds via 9- and 11-carbon atom aliphatic spacers to form 20 different protein binder candidates,and their interactions with MPO were evaluated by surface plasmon resonance analysis. The polypeptide conjugate4C37L34C11SHA was found to bind to MPO with an affinity that could be estimated to have a dissociation constant of around400 pM, nearly four orders of magnitude higher than that of SHA. Inhibition of binding to MPO by free SHA was observed incompetition experiments demonstrating that the binding of the polypeptide conjugate is dominated by the interactions ofSHA with the heme cavity. Although still in the future, the discovery of these new synthetic binders for MPO suggests aroute to clinical diagnostic tests in vivo or in vitro, independent of antibodies.

  • 24.
    Yang, Jie
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - BMC, Organic Chemistry.
    Gustavsson, Anna-Lena
    Karolinska Inst, Dept Med Biochem & Biophys, Sci Life Lab, CBCS, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Haraldsson, Martin
    Karolinska Inst, Dept Med Biochem & Biophys, Sci Life Lab, CBCS, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Karlsson, Göran
    Gothenburg Univ, Swedish NMR Ctr, Gothenburg, Sweden..
    Norberg, Thomas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - BMC.
    Baltzer, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - BMC, Organic Chemistry.
    High-affinity recognition of the human C-reactive protein independent of phosphocholine2017In: Organic and biomolecular chemistry, ISSN 1477-0520, E-ISSN 1477-0539, Vol. 15, no 21, p. 4644-4654Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A high-affinity polypeptide conjugate 4-C25L22-DQ, has been developed for the molecular recognition of the human C-reactive protein, CRP, a well-known inflammation biomarker. CRP is one of the most frequently quantified targets in diagnostic applications and a target in drug development. With the exception of antibodies, most molecular constructs take advantage of the known affinity for CRP of phosphocholine that depends on Ca2+ for its ability to bind. 4-C25L22-DQ which is unrelated to phosphocholine binds in the absence of Ca2+ with a dissociation constant of 760 nM, an order of magnitude lower than that of phosphocholine, the KD of which is 5 μM. The small organic molecule 2-oxo-1,2-dihydroquinoline-8-carboxylic acid (DQ) was designed based on the structural similarities between three hits from a set of compounds selected from a building block collection and evaluated with regards to affinity for CRP by NMR spectroscopy. 4-C25L22-DQ was shown in a competition experiment to bind CRP three orders of magnitude more strongly than DQ itself, and in a pull-down experiment 4-C25L22-DQ was shown to extract CRP from human serum. The development of a robust and phosphocholine-independent recognition element provides unprecedented opportunities in bioanalytical applications in vivo and in vitro under conditions where the concentration of Ca2+ ions is low, or where Ca2+ binding agents such as EDTA or heparin are needed to prevent blood coagulation. The identification from a compound library of a small organic molecule and its conjugation to a small set of polypeptides, none of which were previously known to bind CRP, illustrates a convenient and general route to selective high-affinity binders for proteins with dissociation constants in the μM to nM range for which no small molecule ligands are known.

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