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Guanidinium-based “molecular glues” for modulation of biomolecular functions

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Abstract

Molecular adhesion based on multivalent interactions plays essential roles in various biological processes. Hence, “molecular glues” that can adhere to biomolecules may modulate biomolecular functions and therefore can be applied to therapeutics. This tutorial review describes design strategies for developing adhesive motifs for biomolecules based on multivalent interactions. We highlight a guanidinium ion-based salt-bridge as a key interaction for adhesion to biomolecules and discuss the application of molecular glues for manipulation of biomolecular assemblies, drug delivery systems, and modulation of biomolecular functions.

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Submitted
04 Sep 2017
First published
16 Oct 2017

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2017,46, 6480-6491
Article type
Tutorial Review

Guanidinium-based “molecular glues” for modulation of biomolecular functions

R. Mogaki, P. K. Hashim, K. Okuro and T. Aida, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2017, 46, 6480
DOI: 10.1039/C7CS00647K

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