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Chimeric streptavidins with reduced valencies

Nature Methods volume 3, pages 247248 (2006) | Download Citation


The tight interaction between the small molecule biotin and the tetrameric protein streptavidin is widely exploited for many different applications in protein science. In this issue, researchers present the design of a monovalent streptavidin tetramer with a single biotin binding site and demonstrate its enhanced properties over wild-type streptavidin for use in cell-surface protein labeling.

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  1. Guillaume Lemercier and Kai Johnsson are at the Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland.

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