Biological tuning of synthetic tactics in solid-phase synthesis: application to A beta(1-42)

Young Soo Kim, Jason A Moss, Kim D Janda

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The beta-amyloid(1-42) sequence has long been recognized as a challenging target for solid-phase peptide synthesis. We found that the known disaggregating role of Met-35 sulfoxide could be capitalized during stepwise solid-phase assembly of the A beta(1-42) peptide chain to mitigate on-resin peptide chain aggregation, a presumed major source of synthetic difficulties. Furthermore, we demonstrate a hitherto-unreported on-resin reduction of the sulfoxide "aggregation protecting group" to allow for standard cleavage protocols, obviating a separate solution-phase sulfoxide reduction step.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7776-8
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Oct 29


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