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

Manuela Bersellini, Gerard Roelfes*

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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.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)3069-3073
Aantal pagina's5
TijdschriftOrganic & Biomolecular Chemistry
Nummer van het tijdschrift14
StatusPublished - 14-apr-2017

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