The advent of bioorthogonal chemistry has revolutionized the common practices in protein bioconjugation and contributed to a large extent to the development of chemical biology, a discipline aimed at studying biological/biochemical processes/events in their natural setting (living cells, whole organisms) using dedicated chemical tools.
This minireview intends provides an up‐to‐date overview on the various bioorthogonal strategies implemented for the conjugation of transition organometallic entities to peptides, peptide nucleic acids and proteins with a focus on targeted applications, i.e. fluorescence‐ or radio‐labeling for imaging, controlled delivery of therapeutic agents and bioanalysis.
Bioorthogonal Conjugation of Transition OrganometallicComplexes to Peptides and Proteins: Strategies andApplications
Michèle Salmain*, Nathalie Fischer-Durand, and Bogna Rudolf
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2020, 21–35