The SNAP-tag technology revised: an effective chemo-enzymatic approach by using a universal azide-based substrate

Published on Dec 1, 2021in Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry4.673
· DOI :10.1080/14756366.2020.1841182
Rosa Merlo4
Estimated H-index: 4
(National Research Council),
Diego Caprioglio10
Estimated H-index: 10
+ 9 AuthorsGiuseppe Perugino20
Estimated H-index: 20
(National Research Council)
SNAP-tag ® is a powerful technology for the labelling of protein/enzymes by using benzyl-guanine (BG) derivatives as substrates. Although commercially available or ad hoc produced, their synthesis ...
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