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  1. Site-Specific Glycoconjugation of Protein via Bioorthogonal Tetrazine Cycloaddition with a Genetically Encoded trans-Cyclooctene
    T. Machida, K. Lang, L. Xue, J. W. Chin, N. Winssinger
    Bioconjugate Chem. 2015, 26, 802-806

Efficient access to proteins modified site-specifically with glycans is important in glycobiology and for therapeutic applications. Herein, we report a biocompatible protein glycoconjugation by inverse demand Diels-Alder reaction between tetrazine and trans-cyclooctene. Tetrazine functionalized glycans were obtained in one step by CuAAC (Cu-catalyzed alkyne azide cycloaddition) between azidoglycans and an alkyne-tetrazine adduct. Site-specific glycoconjugation was performed chemoselectively on a target protein in which a trans-cyclooctene derivatized lysine was genetically encoded. Glycoconjugation proceeded to completion on purified protein and was shown to be selective for the target protein in E. coli.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.5b00101 

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