Insulin-like growth factor II (IGF-II) is a protein with high structural and sequence similarity to insulin. Unlike insulin, it binds both the type 1 IGF receptor and the exon 11- isoform of the insulin receptor with high affinity. The overexpression and up regulation of IGF-II has been associated with the progression of various forms of cancer. The exact binding mechanism of IGF-II to its high affinity receptors is still not completely understood. Herein we describe the successful synthesis of a novel fluorescent IGF-II protein (F19Cou IGF-II), where residue 19 (phenylalanine) has been replaced by a fluorescent chromophore (coumaryl glycine). This novel coumaryl IGF-II analogue will be a useful tool for analysing the receptor interaction mechanisms in future studies.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||International Journal of Peptide Research and Therapeutics|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2013|
- Insulin-like growth factor II
- Solid phase peptide synthesis