Multidrug resistance regulators (MDRs) as scaffolds for the design of artificial metalloenzymes

Manuela Bersellini, Gerard Roelfes*

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Abstract

The choice of protein scaffolds is an important element in the design of artificial metalloenzymes. Herein, we introduce Multidrug Resistance Regulators (MDRs) from the TetR family as a viable class of protein scaffolds for artificial metalloenzyme design. In vivo incorporation of the metal binding amino acid (2,2-bipyridin- 5yl) alanine (BpyA) by stop codon suppression methods was used to create artificial metalloenzymes from three members of the TetR family of MDRs: QacR, CgmR and RamR. Excellent results were achieved with QacR Y123BpyA in the Cu2+ catalyzed enantioselective vinylogous Friedel-Crafts alkylation reaction with ee's up to 94% of the opposite enantiomer that was achieved with other mutants and the previously reported LmrR-based artificial metalloenzymes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3069-3073
Number of pages5
JournalOrganic & Biomolecular Chemistry
Volume15
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14-Apr-2017

Keywords

  • BIS(OXAZOLINYL)PYRIDINE-SCANDIUM(III) TRIFLATE COMPLEXES
  • FRIEDEL-CRAFTS ALKYLATIONS
  • UNNATURAL AMINO-ACIDS
  • TRANSCRIPTIONAL REPRESSOR
  • METAL-BINDING
  • GENETIC INCORPORATION
  • PROTEIN
  • LMRR
  • QACR
  • RECOGNITION

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