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A set of de Novo designed parallel heterodimeric coiled coils with quantified dissociation constants in the micromolar to sub-nanomolar regime

DOI: 10.1021/ja312310g DOI Help

Authors: Franziska Thomas (University of Bristol) , Aimee L. Boyle (University of Bristol) , Antony J. Burton (University of Bristol) , Derek N. Woolfson (University of Bristol)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Journal Of The American Chemical Society , VOL 135 (13) , PAGES 5161 - 5166

State: Published (Approved)
Published: April 2013
Diamond Proposal Number(s): 8922 , 7131

Abstract: The availability of peptide and protein components that fold to defined structures with tailored stabilities would facilitate rational protein engineering and synthetic biology. We have begun to generate a toolkit of such components based on de novo designed coiled-coil peptides that mediate protein–protein interactions. Here, we present a set of coiled-coil heterodimers to add to the toolkit. The lengths of the coiled-coil regions are 21, 24, or 28 residues, which deliver dissociation constants in the micromolar to sub-nanomolar range. In addition, comparison of two related series of peptides highlights the need for including polar residues within the hydrophobic interfaces, both to specify the dimer state over alternatives and to fine-tune the dissociation constants.

Subject Areas: Biology and Bio-materials, Chemistry

Instruments: I02-Macromolecular Crystallography

Added On: 30/09/2013 13:12

Discipline Tags:

Biochemistry Chemistry Structural biology Life Sciences & Biotech

Technical Tags:

Diffraction Macromolecular Crystallography (MX)