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Issue 93, 2015
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Construction of an enterobactin analogue with symmetrically arranged monomer subunits of ferritin

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Abstract

A set of three catecholamide ligands mimicking the structure of enterobactin was constructed on ferritin, where the 3-fold symmetric arrangement of the monomer subunits served as a foundation to form a coordination space. Similar to enterobactin, the ligands showed strong affinity for the ferric ion and formed a tris-catechoyl complex. Crystallography revealed that the complex was embedded in the entrance of the 3-fold axis channel.

Graphical abstract: Construction of an enterobactin analogue with symmetrically arranged monomer subunits of ferritin

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The article was received on 17 Aug 2015, accepted on 16 Sep 2015 and first published on 16 Sep 2015


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06904A
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Citation: Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 16609-16612
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    Construction of an enterobactin analogue with symmetrically arranged monomer subunits of ferritin

    H. Nakajima, M. Kondo, T. Nakane, S. Abe, T. Nakao, Y. Watanabe and T. Ueno, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 16609
    DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06904A

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