Title: Breaking a Couple: Disulfide Reducing Agents
Authors: Mthembu SN, Sharma A, Albericio F, de la Torre BG.
Journal: Chembiochem.,doi: 10.1002/cbic.202000092: (2020)
Cysteine is present in a large number of natural and synthetic (bio)molecules. Although the thiol side chain of Cys can be in a free form, in most cases it forms a disulfide bond either with a second Cys (bridge) or with another thiol, as in the case of protecting groups. Efficient reduction of these disulfide bridges is a requirement for many applications of Cys-containing molecules in the fields of chemistry and biochemistry. Here we review reducing methods for disulfide bonds, taking into consideration the solubility of the substrates when selecting the appropriate reducing reagent.
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Citation: Mthembu SN, Sharma A, Albericio F, de la Torre BG. Breaking a Couple: Disulfide Reducing Agents Chembiochem.,doi: 10.1002/cbic.202000092: (2020).