Bis-sulfone-PEG12-Acid is a bis-alkylating labeling reagent that is selective for the cysteine sulfur atoms from a native disulfide. Bis-alkylating reagents undergo bis-alkylation to conjugate both thiols derived from the two cysteine residues of a reduced native disulfide bond such as the interchain disulfide bonds of an antibody. The reaction results in covalent rebridging of the disulfide bond via a three carbon bridge leaving the protein structurally intact.
The covalent, site-specific conjugation of PEG to a polyhistidine tag (His-tag) on a protein with bis-alkylating reagents was also reported in literature (see Selected References section).
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