Orented immobilization of farnesylated proteins by the thiol-ene reaction

Dirk Weinrich, Po-Chiao Lin, Pascal Jonkheijm, Uyen T.T. Nguyen, Hendrik Schröder, Christof M. Niemeyer, Kirill Alexandrov, Roger Goody, Herbert Waldmann

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Anchoring the protein: Proteins were immobilized rapidly under mild conditions by thiol-ene photocoupling between S-farnesyl groups attached to a genetically encodable “CAAX-box” tetrapeptide sequence (A is aliphatic) at the C terminus of the protein and surface-exposed thiols (see scheme). This method enables the oriented covalent immobilization of proteins directly from expression lysates without additional purification or derivatization steps.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1252-1257
Number of pages6
JournalAngewandte Chemie, International Edition in English
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • IR-76904
  • immobilization
  • protein microarrays
  • Farnesylation
  • METIS-273437
  • thiol-ene reaction
  • photochemical reactions


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