Maleimide PEG,Maleimide linkers are a class of chemical compounds that consist of a polyethylene glycol (PEG) chain attached to a maleimide functional group (-NH-CO-CH=CH-). The maleimide group is highly reactive towards thiol (-SH) groups, allowing for the site-specific conjugation of molecules in a variety of pharmaceutical research and development applications.
Maleimide PEG linkers have been utilized extensively in the development of antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs), which are highly potent and targeted therapeutics that combine the specificity of monoclonal antibodies with the cytotoxicity of small molecule drugs. By conjugating the maleimide PEG linker to an antibody via a thiol-reactive linker, the resulting ADC can selectively deliver the cytotoxic payload to cancer cells, while sparing healthy cells.
Moreover, they have been employed in the development of novel imaging agents and diagnostic tools. For example, by conjugating the maleimide PEG linker to imaging agents such as fluorophores or radioactive isotopes, highly specific and sensitive probes can be created that can detect disease biomarkers with high accuracy.
They also have potential applications in the field of regenerative medicine. For example, they can be used to functionalize biomaterials, such as hydrogels or scaffolds, to improve their biocompatibility and promote cell adhesion and proliferation.
- Branched PEG Maleimide
- DBCO-Maleimide & DBCO-PEG-Maleimide
- Mal-Alkyl-NHS ester
- Mal-amido-PEG-acetic acid
- Mal-amido-PEG-NHS acetate
- Mal-amido-PEG-NHS ester
- Mal-amido-PEG-TFP ester
- Mal-PEG-NHS ester
- Mal-PEG-PFP ester
- Mal-PEG-t-butyl ester
- Mal-PEG-trimethylammonium chloride