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Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of a Chitobiose-Based Peptide N-Glycanase Inhibitor Library

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posted on 16.01.2009, 00:00 by Martin D. Witte, Danielle Horst, Emmanuel J. H. J. Wiertz, Gijsbert A. van der Marel, Herman S. Overkleeft
Peptide N-glycanase (PNGase), the enzyme responsible for the deglycosylation of N-linked glycoproteins, has an active site related to that of cysteine proteases. Chitiobiose was equipped with electrophilic traps often used in cysteine protease inhibitors, and the resulting compounds were evaluated as PNGase inhibitors. We found that the electrophilic trap of the inhibitor has a great influence on the potency of the compounds with the chloromethyl ketone inhibitor being the first potent C-glycoside-based PNGase inhibitor.

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