Small molecule diselenide additives for in vitro oxidative protein folding

Post Sai Reddy, Norman Metanis*

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The in vitro oxidative folding of disulfide-rich proteins can be challenging. Here we show a new class of small molecule diselenides, which can be easily prepared from inexpensive starting materials, used to enhance oxidative protein folding. These compounds were tested on a model protein, bovine pancreatic trypsin inhibitor. Two of the tested diselenides showed considerable improvement over glutathione and were on par with the previously described selenoglutathione.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)3336-3339
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number16
StatePublished - 2016

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