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Biocatalytically induced surface modification of the tobacco mosaic virus and the bacteriophage M13

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Abstract

Engineered viruses are finding an increasing number of applications in basic, translational research and materials science. Genetic and chemical engineering of capsids represents a key point for tailoring the properties of viral particles, but the synthetic efforts and limits accompanying these processes still hinder their usability. Here, a single-step highly selective biocatalytic functionalization approach is described, providing a general platform for virus–acrylate hybrid particles. The tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) and the bacteriophage M13 have been successfully modified via laccase induced free radical formation on the tyrosine residues through single electron oxidation as the initiating step and the free radicals subsequently react with acrylate-based monomers. This new approach can be extended to other biomolecular assemblies with surface exposed tyrosine residues, when the introduction of new functionalities is desired.

Graphical abstract: Biocatalytically induced surface modification of the tobacco mosaic virus and the bacteriophage M13

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The article was received on 08 Oct 2018, accepted on 28 Nov 2018 and first published on 28 Nov 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC08042A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2019, Advance Article
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    Biocatalytically induced surface modification of the tobacco mosaic virus and the bacteriophage M13

    V. Vignali, B. S. Miranda, I. Lodoso-Torrecilla, C. A. J. van Nisselroy, B. Hoogenberg, S. Dantuma, F. Hollmann, J. W. de Vries, E. M. Warszawik, R. Fischer, U. Commandeur and P. van Rijn, Chem. Commun., 2019, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8CC08042A

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