Design and Synthesis of Novel Chemokine Analogs Derived from vMIP-II
Stepwise solid phase synthesis using the Fmoc chemistry is reported for a panel of 71-residue and novel unnatural chemokine analogs derived from vMIP-II. This demonstrates the feasibility of using this synthetic method to generate de novo designed protein ligand molecules to study the biology and pharmacology of chemokine receptors.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Burnham Institute for Medical Research, 10901 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA.
Publication date: 01 May 2006
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