Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Lysine-Targeting Reversible Covalent Inhibitors with Long Residence Time

Rahi M. Reja, Wenjian Wang, Yuhan Lyu, Fredrik Haeffner, and Jianmin Gao

Journal of the American Chemical Society 2021
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c12702

We report a new reversible lysine conjugation that features a novel diazaborine product and much slowed dissociation kinetics in comparison to the previously known iminoboronate chemistry. Incorporating the diazaborine-forming warhead RMR1 to a peptide ligand gives potent and long-acting reversible covalent inhibitors of the staphylococcal sortase. The efficacy of sortase inhibition is demonstrated via biochemical and cell-based assays. A comparative study of RMR1 and an iminoboronate-forming warhead highlights the significance and potential of modulating bond dissociation kinetics in achieving long-acting reversible covalent inhibitors.

Chemical Specification of E3 Ubiquitin Ligase Engagement by Cysteine-Reactive Chemistry

Roman C. Sarott, Inchul You, Yen-Der Li, Sean T. Toenjes, Katherine A. Donovan, Pooreum Seo, Martha Ordonez, Woong Sub Byun, Muhammad Murtaz...