Light-cleavable rapamycin dimer as an optical trigger for protein dimerization

Kalyn A. Brown, Yan Zou, David Shirvanyants, Jie Zhang, Subhas Samanta, Pavan K. Mantravadi, Nikolay V. Dokholyan, Alexander Deiters

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Rapamycin-induced protein heterodimerization of FKBP12 and FRB is one of the most commonly employed switches to conditionally control biological processes. We developed an optically activated rapamycin dimer that does not induce FKBP12-FRB dimerization until exposed to light, and applied it to control kinase, protease, and recombinase function. This journal is

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5702-5705
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number26
StatePublished - Apr 4 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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