cAMP-dependent protein kinase substrates have been synthesized employing an unusually efficient method that allows the alcohol-bearing residue to be incorporated into the peptide after solid phase peptide synthesis. These peptide substrates have been utilized to map the active site substrate specificity of the protein kinase. Only α- or β-substituted alcohol- bearing residues containing the proper absolute configuration are phosphorylated by the enzyme. However, the cAMP-dependent protein kinase will phosphorylate achiral residues. The implications of the observed protein kinase substrate specificity with respect to inhibitor design are discussed.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Biological Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 1993|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology