Mal-Alkyl-amine is a chemical compound that belongs to the class of maleimide derivatives. This compound contains a maleimide functional group (-C=C-NC(O)-) attached to an alkyl amine chain, which can vary in length and structure. The maleimide group is known for its ability to react specifically with thiol groups (-SH) on proteins and peptides, making Mal-Alkyl-amine a valuable tool in the field of pharmaceutical research and development.
Mal-Alkyl-amine has been extensively used in the development of antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs), a promising class of cancer therapeutics that utilize the specific targeting capabilities of monoclonal antibodies to deliver cytotoxic drugs directly to cancer cells. Mal-Alkyl-amine is used to attach the maleimide group to the antibody, which can then be conjugated to a thiol-containing cytotoxic drug, forming the ADC.
In addition to its use in ADC development, Mal-Alkyl-amine has also been employed in the synthesis of peptide conjugates and protein modifications, such as site-specific labeling and crosslinking. Its specific reactivity towards thiol groups allows for precise and controlled modification of proteins and peptides, leading to improved stability, solubility, and pharmacokinetic properties.
|AP11489||1-(2-Aminoethyl)-1H-pyrrole-2,5-dione TFA salt||140.14||≥95%||Pricing|
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