Synthesis of cationic porphyrin modified amino acids.

  • Biron E
  • Voyer N
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Abstract

Derivatives of amino acids bearing a porphyrin moiety on a side chain were synthesized by coupling a porphyrin to a glutamic acid side chain; the utility of these compounds was demonstrated by their use in solid-phase synthesis of a peptide bearing a cationic porphyrin and by studying its DNA-binding properties.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Amino Acids
  • Amino Acids: chemical synthesis
  • Base Pairing
  • Cations
  • Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid
  • Circular Dichroism
  • DNA
  • DNA: chemistry
  • Glutamic Acid
  • Glutamic Acid: chemistry
  • Indicators and Reagents
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  • Molecular Conformation
  • Peptides
  • Peptides: chemical synthesis
  • Peptides: chemistry
  • Porphyrins
  • Porphyrins: chemistry
  • Spectrometry, Mass, Electrospray Ionization
  • Spectrophotometry, Ultraviolet

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Authors

  • Eric Biron

  • Normand Voyer

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