Flow-based Methods in Chemical Peptide and Protein Synthesis

Authors

  • Kevin Schiefelbein Department of Chemistry, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland
  • Nina Hartrampf Department of Chemistry, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland;, Email: nina.hartrampf@chem.uzh.ch

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.2533/chimia.2021.480

Keywords:

Flow chemistry, Ligation, Peptides and proteins, Solid-phase peptide synthesis

Abstract

Flow chemistry has emerged as a powerful method for on-demand chemical synthesis and modification of peptides and proteins. Herein, we discuss the characteristics of flow chemistry and how they are applied to various aspects of peptide chemistry. We highlight recent advances in automated flow-based peptide synthesis, which extend the length of peptides routinely accessible to single-domain proteins and allow for the collection of time-resolved synthesis data. Applications of this data for the prediction of synthesis outcome and the potential for the development of more sustainable synthesis methods are also discussed. Finally, we will review solutionphase approaches, including flow-based ligation strategies and peptide cyclization. Throughout this review, the current challenges and potential future developments are highlighted.

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Published

2021-06-30

How to Cite

[1]
K. Schiefelbein, N. Hartrampf, Chimia 2021, 75, 480, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2021.480.