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Validation of Slow Off-Kinetics of Sirtuin Rearranging Ligands (SirReals) by Means of the Label-Free Electrically Switchable Nanolever Technology

submitted on 20.08.2019, 11:58 and posted on 20.08.2019, 18:22 by Matthias Schiedel, Herwin Daub, Aymelt Itzen, Manfred Jung
Recently, we have discovered the sirtuin rearranging ligands (SirReals) as a novel class of highly potent and selective inhibitors of the NAD+-dependent lysine deacetylase Sirt2. In previous studies, using a biotinylated SirReal analogue in combination with biolayer interferometry, we observed a slow dissociation rate of the inhibitor-enzyme complex, which had been postulated to be the key to the high affinity and selectivity of SirReals. However, for the attachment of biotin to the SirReal core, we introduced a triazole as a linking moiety, which was shown by X-ray co-crystallography to interact with Arg97 of the cofactor binding loop. This study now is directed to answer the question, whether the observed long residence time of the SirReals is induced mainly by triazole incorporation or is an inherent characteristic of the SirReal inhibitor core. Therefore, we used the novel label-free switchSENSE® technology, based on electrically switchable DNA nanolevers, to validate that the long residence time of the SirReals is caused by the core scaffold.


Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Ju 295/14-1

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Schi 1408/2-1


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University of Freiburg



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Declaration of Conflict of Interest

Herwin Daub is an application scientist working for Dynamic Biosensors GmbH, Lochhamer Strasse 15, 82152 Martinsried, Germany

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