Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

, Volume 386, Issue 3, pp 416–426

Recent developments in microarray-based enzyme assays: from functional annotation to substrate/inhibitor fingerprinting

Authors

  • Hongyan Sun
    • Department of ChemistryNational University of Singapore
  • Souvik Chattopadhaya
    • Department of Biological SciencesNational University of Singapore
  • Jun Wang
    • Department of ChemistryNational University of Singapore
    • Department of ChemistryNational University of Singapore
    • Department of Biological SciencesNational University of Singapore
    • Medicinal Chemistry Program of the Office of Life SciencesNational University of Singapore
Review

DOI: 10.1007/s00216-006-0511-5

Cite this article as:
Sun, H., Chattopadhaya, S., Wang, J. et al. Anal Bioanal Chem (2006) 386: 416. doi:10.1007/s00216-006-0511-5

Abstract

Recent advances in proteomics have provided impetus towards the development of robust technologies for high-throughput studies of enzymes. The term “catalomics” defines an emerging ‘-omics’ field in which high-throughput studies of enzymes are carried out by using advanced chemical proteomics approaches. Of the various available methods, microarrays have emerged as a powerful and versatile platform to accelerate not only the functional annotation but also the substrate and inhibitor specificity (e.g. substrate and inhibitor fingerprinting, respectively) of enzymes. Herein, we review recent developments in the fabrication of various types of microarray technologies (protein-, peptide- and small-molecule-based microarrays) and their applications in high-throughput characterizations of enzymes.

Keywords

Enzyme assayMicroarrayCatalomicsActivity-based probeActivity-based fingerprintingInhibitor fingerprintingDrug discovery

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