A Single-Stranded DNA-Encoded Chemical Library Based on a Stereoisomeric Scaffold Enables Ligand Discovery by Modular Assembly of Building Blocks.
Bassi G., Favalli N., Vuk M., Catalano M., Martinelli A., Trenner A., Porro A., Yang S., Tham CL., Moroglu M., Yue WW., Conway SJ., Vogt PK., Sartori AA., Scheuermann J., Neri D.
A versatile and Lipinski-compliant DNA-encoded library (DEL), comprising 366 600 glutamic acid derivatives coupled to oligonucleotides serving as amplifiable identification barcodes is designed, constructed, and characterized. The GB-DEL library, constructed in single-stranded DNA format, allows de novo identification of specific binders against several pharmaceutically relevant proteins. Moreover, hybridization of the single-stranded DEL with a set of known protein ligands of low to medium affinity coupled to a complementary DNA strand results in self-assembled selectable chemical structures, leading to the identification of affinity-matured compounds.