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Pure Appl. Chem., 2009, Vol. 81, No. 2, pp. 285-298

Sugars and proteins: New strategies in synthetic biology

Benjamin G. Davis

Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, Chemistry Research Laboratory, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TA, UK

Abstract: The development of novel methodology for bond-forming processes that are compatible with biomolecules allows the assembly, alteration, or modification of proteins. Such synthetic proteins allow precise insight and investigation of function in a manner that has the potential for almost unlimited diversity.