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Stapled Peptide Design
Peptide stapling is a strategy for constraining short peptides typically in an alpha-helical conformation. Stapling is carried out by covalently linking the side-chains of two amino acids, thereby forming a peptide macrocycle. Peptide “stapling” via interside-chain hydrocarbon linkages has emerged as one of the most promising approaches for the generation of potent and stable type Ⅰ peptidomimetics of α-helical protein binding motifs. Once inside the cell, stapled peptides are stable, and able to initiate or inhibit protein-protein interactions that are useful for the treatment of cancer, insulin secretion, inflammation and many other disease states.
Advantages of stapled peptides in drug design
The introduction of a hydrocarbon staple confers high levels of α-helical content and results in:
• SBetter target affinity (5 to 5,000-fold increase)
• STargeting of either extracellular or intracellular proteins
• SViable pharmacokinetics and in vivo stability
• SDisruption of protein-protein interactions
• SCell penetration through endocytic vesicle trafficking
• SIncreased proteolytic resistance and serum half-life
Available Stapled Peptide Design Services
Creative Peptides provides multiple methods for synthesizing stapled peptides. below is a list of our available strategies (include but not limited to the following):
• Grubbs catalysts are routinely used in olefin metathesis to incorporate hydrocarbon staples into peptides.
• The high efficiency and mild conditions of “click” reaction (Copper-catalyzed Huisgen 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reaction) combined with the ease of synthesis of the necessary unnatural amino acids, allows for facile synthesis of triazole-stapled peptides.
• UV-induced reaction between tetrazoles and alkenes has been used by Madden et al. to staple peptides for inhibition of the p53-MDM2/MDMX interaction.
Creative Peptides has extensively developed stapled peptide structures and is the company of choice to manufacture your stapled peptide requirements, providing a confidential and efficient service at competitive prices. Every step of peptide synthesis is subject to Creative Peptides’ stringent quality control. Typical delivery specifications include:
• HPLC chromatogram
• Mass spec analysis
• Synthesis report
• Certificate of Analyses
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