Fluorescent GTP analogues are utilized for an assortment of nucleic acid and protein characterization studies. Non-hydrolysable analogues such as GTPγS offer the advantage of keeping proteins in a GTP-bound conformation due to their resistance to hydrolysis into GDP. Two novel fluorescent GTPγS molecules were developed by linking fluorescein and tetramethylrhodamine to the γ-thiophosphate of GTPγS. Chemical and biological analysis of these two compounds revealed their successful synthesis and ability to bind to the nucleotide-binding site of tubulin. These two new fluorescent non-hydrolysable nucleotides offer new possibilities for biophysical and biochemical characterization of GTP-binding proteins.
- fluorescent nucleotide analogs
- NMR and tubulin polymerization
- Nucleoside and nucleotide analogs
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Medicine