Expressed Protein Ligation: A New Tool for the Biosynthesis of Cyclic Polypeptides
Abstract:The present paper reviews the use of expressed protein ligation for the biosynthesis of backbone cyclized polypeptides. This general method allows the in vivo and in vitro biosynthesis of cyclic polypeptides using recombinant DNA expression techniques. Biosynthetic access to backbone cyclic peptides opens the possibility to generate cell-based combinatorial libraries that can be screened inside living cells for their ability to attenuate or inhibit cellular processes.
Document Type: Review Article
Affiliations: Chemical Biology and Nuclear Sciences Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 7000 East Avenue, Livermore, CA 94550;
Publication date: 2005-11-01
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