A modular approach to triazole-containing chemical inducers of dimerisation for yeast three-hybrid screening

Fanny Tran, Anahi V. Odell, Gary E. Ward*, Nicholas J. Westwood

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Abstract

The yeast three-hybrid (Y3H) approach shows considerable promise for the unbiased identification of novel small molecule-protein interactions. In recent years, it has been successfully used to link a number of bioactive molecules to novel protein binding partners. However despite its potential importance as a protein target identification method, the Y3H technique has not yet been widely adopted, in part due to the challenges associated with the synthesis of the complex chemical inducers of dimerisation (CIDs). The development of a modular approach using potentially "off the shelf" synthetic components was achieved and allowed the synthesis of a family of four triazole-containing CIDs, MTX-Cmpd2.2-2.5. These CIDs were then compared using the Y3H approach with three of them giving a strong positive interaction with a known target of compound 2, TgCDPK1. These results showed that the modular nature of our synthetic strategy may help to overcome the challenges currently encountered with CID synthesis and should contribute to the Y3H approach reaching its full potential as an unbiased target identification strategy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11639-11657
Number of pages19
JournalMolecules
Volume18
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sept 2013

Keywords

  • Click chemistry
  • Yeast three-hybrid approach
  • CIDs
  • Molecule-protein interactions
  • Dexamethasone-methotrexate
  • Kinase inhibitors
  • System
  • Identification
  • Targets
  • Linkers
  • Ligands

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