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A fast and specific fluorescent probe for thioredoxin reductase that works via disulphide bond cleavage.
Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2745, 2019 06 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31227705
Small molecule probes are indispensable tools to explore diverse cellular events. However, finding a specific probe of a target remains a high challenge. Here we report the discovery of Fast-TRFS, a specific and superfast fluorogenic probe of mammalian thioredoxin reductase, a ubiquitous enzyme involved in regulation of diverse cellular redox signaling pathways. By systematically examining the processes of fluorophore release and reduction of cyclic disulfides/diselenides by the enzyme, structural factors that determine the response rate and specificity of the probe are disclosed. Mechanistic studies reveal that the fluorescence signal is switched on by a simple reduction of the disulfide bond within the probe, which is in stark contrast to the sensing mechanism of published probes. The favorable properties of Fast-TRFS enable development of a high-throughput screening assay to discover inhibitors of thioredoxin reductase by using crude tissue extracts as a source of the enzyme.





Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Assunto principal: Sondas Moleculares / Tiorredoxina Redutase 1 / Descoberta de Drogas / Imagem Molecular / Corantes Fluorescentes Limite: Animais / Humanos Idioma: Inglês Revista: Nat Commun Assunto da revista: Biologia / Ciência Ano de publicação: 2019 Tipo de documento: Artigo País de afiliação: China