Title: Screening a random pentapeptide library, composed of 14 D-amino acids, against the COOH-terminal sequence of fructose-1,6-bisphosphate aldolase from Trypanosoma brucei
Authors: Samson, I ×
Rozenski, Jef
Samyn, B
Van Aerschot, Arthur
Van Beeumen, J
Herdewijn, Piet #
Issue Date: Apr-1997
Series Title: Journal of Biological Chemistry vol:272 issue:17 pages:11378-11383
Abstract: A random pentapeptide library composed of 14 D-amino acids, including two unusual amino acids, thus representing 537,824 different peptide sequences anchored on polystyrene beads was created with each bead bearing a single pentapeptide sequence. This library was used for affinity screening against the fructose-1, 6-bisphosphate aldolase of Trypanosoma brucei labeled with biotin as well as versus the COOH-terminal labeled with fluorescein isothiocyanate. The thus selected peptide beads were identified and the appropriate sequences synthesized as peptide amides and evaluated for enzyme activity inhibition. Screening against the whole enzyme did not result in selection of an enzyme inhibitor. However, we demonstrate here that screening against a part of the enzyme involved in the catalytic activity may lead to the discovery of an enzyme inhibitor as well as an enzyme activator. Two low affinity inhibitors, RRVKF-NH2 and KThiKAR-NH2, with an IC50 of approximately 1 mM and approximately 0.2 mM, respectively, were identified. Two other pentapeptides with the sequence SWChaKK-NH2 and SKChaKM-NH2 are able to activate the enzyme fructose-1, 6-bisphosphate aldolase. Thus, successful screening of solid phase libraries can be accomplished using selected sequences of the target enzyme.
ISSN: 0021-9258
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Medicinal Chemistry (Rega Institute)
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