We have established a coupled assay system targeting protein l-isoaspartyl methyltransferase (PIMT), a key enzyme in the metabolism of isoaspartyl peptides and proteins. The system utilizes a fluorogenic peptide probe containing an isoaspartyl residue at the P1′ position of the caspase-3 recognition sequence. Following PIMT-catalyzed methyl transfer reaction, the methylated probe is specifically cleaved by caspase-3 to give fluorescence activation. High-throughput screening of our chemical library with this assay system identified PIMT inhibitors that may be useful as leads in the design of chemical probes for controlling PIMT activity.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|Publication status||Published - 2017 Jan 2|
- activity-based probes
- fluorogenic probes
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