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Open Access Recent Development of Photo-Cross-Linkers as Tools for Biomedical Research

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Photo-cross-linkers are invaluable tools for identifying drug targets and off-targets as well as probing the binding sites in medicinal chemistry and chemical biology. In this review, we summarize recent development of the ligand-based and genetically encoded photo-cross-linkers and their use in biological system. In particular, we highlight our discovery of 2-aryl-5-carboxytetrazole (ACT) as a novel class of photo-cross-linkers and their successful applications in drug target identification as well as identifying transient protein–protein interaction complexes in mammalian cells.

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Keywords: GENETIC ENCODING; PHOTO-AFFINITY PROBE; PHOTO-CROSS-LINKER; PROTEIN–PROTEIN INTERACTION; TARGET IDENTIFICATION

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: 679 Natural Science Complex Department of Chemistry State University of New York at Buffalo Buffalo, New York 14260, USA 2: 679 Natural Science Complex Department of Chemistry State University of New York at Buffalo Buffalo, New York 14260, USA;, Email: [email protected]

Publication date: November 1, 2018

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  • International Journal for Chemistry and Official Membership Journal of the Swiss Chemical Society (SCS) and its Divisions

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