Design and synthesis of an artificial ladder-shaped polyether that interacts with glycophorin A

Kohei Torikai, Hiroshi Yari, Megumi Mori, Satoru Ujihara, Nobuaki Matsumori, Michio Murata, Tohru Oishi

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Abstract

Ladder-shaped polyether (LSP) compounds, such as brevetoxins and ciguatoxins, are thought to interact with transmembrane (TM) proteins. As a model LSP compound, we designed and synthesized an artificial tetracyclic ether (1) and evaluated its interaction with glycophorin A (GpA), a membrane protein known to dimerize or oligomerize between membrane-integral α-helical domains. Model compound 1 was found to induce the dissociation of oligomeric GpA in a similar manner to natural LSPs when examined by SDS-PAGE. The results suggest that even an artificial tetracyclic ether possesses the ability to interact with TM proteins, presumably through the intermolecular hydrogen bonds (Cα-H ⋯ O) with the GXXXG motif.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6355-6359
Number of pages5
JournalBioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Volume16
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 15 2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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