Late-Stage Chemoenzymatic Installation of Hydroxy-Bearing Allyl Moiety on the Indole Ring of Tryptophan-Containing Peptides
The late-stage functionalization of indole- and tryptophan-containing compounds with reactive moieties facilitates downstream diversification and leads to changes in their biological properties. Here, the synthesis of two hydroxy-bearing allyl pyrophosphates is described. A chemoenzymatic method is demonstrated which uses a promiscuous indole prenyltransferase enzyme to install a dual reactive hydroxy-bearing allyl moiety directly on the indole ring of tryptophan-containing peptides. This is the first report of late-stage indole modifications with this reactive group.
Mupparapu N, Brewster L, Ostrom KF, Elshahawi SI. Late-stage chemoenzymatic installation of hydroxy-bearing allyl moiety on the indole ring of tryptophan-containing peptides. Chemistry. 2022. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.202104614
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This article was originally published in Chemistry in 2022.https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.202104614