Synthesis of cationic porphyrin modified amino acids

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  • Voyer N
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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.

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  • Eric Biron

  • Normand Voyer

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