Authors: Hijazi, Montasser
Türkmen, Esra
Tiller, Jörg C.
Title: Full thermal switching of enzymes by thermoresponsive poly(2-oxazoline)-based enzyme inhibitors
Language (ISO): en
Abstract: Controlling the activity of enzymes is an important feature for many processes in medicine, bioanalytics, and biotechnology. So far, it has not been possible to fully switch biocatalysts on and off by thermoresponsive enzyme inhibitors. Herein, we present poly(2-oxazoline)s with iminodiacetic acid end groups (POx-IDA) that are lower critical solution temperature (LCST) polymers and thus thermosensitive. They are capable of reversibly inhibiting the activity of horse radish peroxidase and laccase by more than 99 %. Increasing the temperature makes the POx-IDA precipitate, which leads to 100 % recovery of the enzyme activity. This switching cycle is fully reversible. The LCST of the POx-IDA can be tuned by varying the polymer composition to generate a wide range of switching windows.
Subject Headings: Enzymeinhibitors
Functional polymer end groups
Lower critical solutiontemperature polymers
Poly(2- oxazoline)
Issue Date: 2020-07-24
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