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Selectivity profiling of DegP substrates and inhibitors

Hauske, Patrick, Meltzer, Michael, Ottmann, Christian, Krojer, Tobias, Clausen, Tim, Ehrmann, Michael and Kaiser, Markus 2009. Selectivity profiling of DegP substrates and inhibitors. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry 17 (7) , pp. 2920-2924. 10.1016/j.bmc.2009.01.073

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Protein quality control factors are involved in many key physiological processes and severe human diseases that are based on misfolding or amyloid formation. Prokaryotic representatives are often virulence factors of pathogenic bacteria. Therefore, protein quality control factors represent a novel class of drug targets. The bacterial serine protease DegP, belonging to the widely conserved family of HtrA proteases, exhibits unusual structural and functional plasticity that could be exploited by small molecule modulators. However, only one weak synthetic peptide substrate and no inhibitors are available to date. We report the identification of a potent heptameric pNA-substrate and chloromethyl ketone based inhibitors of DegP. In addition, specificity profiling resulted in the identification of one strong inhibitor and a potent substrate for subtilisin as well as a number of specific elastase substrates and inhibitors.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Biosciences
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0968-0896
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 06:15

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