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Determination of Binding Potency of Peptidic Inhibitors of Grb2-SH2 by Using the Protein-Captured Biosensor Method

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The growth factor receptor-binding protein 2-Src homology 2 (Grb2-SH2) domain plays an important role in the oncogenic Ras signal transduction pathway, therefore, peptidic inhibitors of the Grb2-SH2 domain has been chosen as our target for the development of antiproliferative agents. The inhibitory effects of peptide analogs on the Grb2-SH2 domain have been determined by using surface plasmon resonance (SPR) technology developed with the BIACORE biosensor. Recently, we reported the analysis of interactions between peptides and the GST-Grb2-SH2 that was immobilized on the surface of sensor chip by using BIACORE biosensor (the protein-immobilized method). Herein, we analyze interactions of peptides with the GST-Grb2-SH2 that was captured by the anti-GST antibodies immobilized on the surface of sensor chip (the protein-captured method). Results obtained by both methods are in good correlation, indicating the immobilization of GST-Grb2-SH2 on the sensor chip did not significantly affect the binding of Grb2-SH2 with peptides. Both SPR-based assays are very sensitive bioanalytical methods and can be applied in screening inhibitors of target proteins or purifying GST-fusion proteins, however, considering the efficiency and the cost, the GST-Grb2-SH2-immobilized method is suggested for routinely determining the binding potency of inhibitors of Grb2-SH2.

Keywords: BIACORE X; Grb2-SH2; biosensor; biosensors; inhibitor; peptide; surface plasmon resonance

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 2008-08-01

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  • Protein & Peptide Letters publishes short papers in all important aspects of protein and peptide research, including structural studies, recombinant expression, function, synthesis, enzymology, immunology, molecular modeling, drug design etc. Manuscripts must have a significant element of novelty, timeliness and urgency that merit rapid publication. Reports of crystallisation, and preliminary structure determinations of biologically important proteins are acceptable. Purely theoretical papers are also acceptable provided they provide new insight into the principles of protein/peptide structure and function.
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