A bacteriophage peptide library containing a random 15-amino-acid insert was screened for identification of peptide sequence(s) that bind pp60(c-src). Sequencing the random insert from more than 100 virions indicated that more than 60% of the phage virions that bound to this enzyme contained a GXXG sequence motif in which X was frequently a hydrophobic residue. The GXXG sequence was often repeated as GXXGXXG. Two nonameric peptides were synthesized to determine whether or not the peptide inhibits pp60(c-src) tyrosine kinase activity and the importance of the glycine residues within this sequence. The peptide containing glycine had a K(i) of 24 μM, whereas replacing the glycines with proline increased the K(i) value to 3.1 mM.
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