Current Organocatalysis

Bimal K. Banik
Vice President of Research & Education Development
Community Health Systems of South Texas (CHSST)
Edinburg, Texas
USA

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Construction of a Soluble Supramolecular Glutathione Peroxidase Mimic based on Host-Guest Interaction

Author(s): Yanzhen Yin, Shufei Jiao, Ruirui Zhang, Xueqian Wang, Li Zhang, Lan Yang.

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Abstract:

A soluble glutathione peroxidase mimic with the optimum structure (NCD-Te-NCD2.2) was constructed based on the supramolecular host-guest interaction. The self-assembled structure and catalytic mechanism of NCD-Te-NCD2.2 were detailed investigation. It was proved that NCD-Te-NCD2.2 could form the hollow vesicle-like aggregates in water. And saturation kinetics measurement indicated that NCD-Te- NCD2.2 exhibited the typical enzyme catalytic behavior. Furthermore, benefited from the hydrophobic microenvironment in vesicle-like aggregates, NCD-Te-NCD2.2 exhibited the specific recognition ability for hydrophobic substrates, which was one of the important characteristics of native glutathione peroxidase. The successful construction of NCD-Te-NCD2.2 not only provides an efficient preparation method for soluble GPx mimic but also highlights for construction of other giant supramolecular biomimetic enzymes.

Keywords: Biomimetics, enzyme activity, glutathione peroxidase, supramolecular, host-guest interaction.

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Article Details

VOLUME: 2
ISSUE: 1
Year: 2015
Page: [64 - 70]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/2213337202666150121230931