Peptide fragments of glycoproteins containing multiple N-glycosylated sites are essential biochemical tools not only to investigate protein-protein interactions but also to develop glycopeptide-based diagnostics and immunotherapy. However, solid-phase synthesis of glycopeptides containing multiple N-glycosylated sites is hampered by difficult couplings, which results in a substantial drop in yield. To increase the final yield, large amounts of reagents but also time-consuming steps are required. Therefore, we propose herein to utilize heating and stirring in combination with low-loading solid supports to set up an accelerated route to obtain, by an efficient High-Temperature Fast Stirring Peptide Synthesis (HTFS-PS), glycopeptides containing multiple N-glycosylated sites using equimolar excess of the precious glycosylated building blocks.
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