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.
- BIS(OXAZOLINYL)PYRIDINE-SCANDIUM(III) TRIFLATE COMPLEXES
- FRIEDEL-CRAFTS ALKYLATIONS
- UNNATURAL AMINO-ACIDS
- TRANSCRIPTIONAL REPRESSOR
- GENETIC INCORPORATION