Research Area F - Publications 2020
Light-mediated chiroptical switching of an achiral foldamer host in presence of a carbohydrate guest
Chem. Commun., 2021, 57, 93 , DOI: 10.1039/d0cc06484j
Chem. Commun., online article
A photoresponsive diarylethene was incorporated in an achiral helical foldamer container. A carbohydrate guest was found to induce opposite handedness upon binding to the open and closed forms of the diarylethene-containing foldamer, thus enabling chiroptical switching of an achiral host mediated by a chiral guest.
Nat. Chem. 12, 1180–1186 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41557-020-00565-2
Nature Chemistry, online article
Self-assembly is a powerful method to obtain large discrete functional molecular architectures. When using a single building block, self-assembly generally yields symmetrical objects in which all the subunits relate similarly to their neighbours. Here we report the discovery of a family of self-constructing cyclic macromolecules with stable folded conformations ...
Chem. Eur. J. 2020, 26, 17366 – 17370, doi.org/10.1002/chem.202004064
Chem. Eur. J., online article
Helically folded aromatic oligoamide foldamers have a size and geometrical parameters very distinct from those of α‐helices and are not obvious candidates for α‐helix mimicry. Nevertheless, they offer multiple sites for attaching side chains. It was found that some arrays of side chains at the surface of an aromatic helix make it possible to mimic extended ...
Nat Commun. 11, 304 (2020) doi:10.1038/s41467-019-14160-8
Nat Commun., online article
Biological processes in development and disease are controlled by the abundance, localization and modification of cellular proteins. We have developed versatile tools based on recombinant E3 ubiquitin ligases that are controlled by light or drug induced heterodimerization for nanobody or DARPin targeted depletion of endogenous proteins in cells and organisms. We ...