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Cyclic Peptide Disulfides - Solution And Solid-State Conformation Of Boc-Cys-Pro-Aib-Cys-S-S-Bridge-Nhme,A Disulfide-Bridged Peptide Helix

Ravi, A and Prasad, BW and Balaram, P (1983) Cyclic Peptide Disulfides - Solution And Solid-State Conformation Of Boc-Cys-Pro-Aib-Cys-S-S-Bridge-Nhme,A Disulfide-Bridged Peptide Helix. In: Journal of the American Chemical Society, 105 (1). pp. 105-109.

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Abstract

The solution and solid-state conformations of the peptide disulfide Boc-Cys-Pro-Aib-Cys-NHMe have been determined by NMR spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction. The Cys(4) and methylamide NH groups are solvent shielded in CDCI3 and (CD,),SO, suggesting their involvement in intramolecular hydrogen bonding. On the basis of known stereochemical preferences of Pro and Aib residues, a consecutive @-turn structure is favored in solution. X-ray diffraction analysis reveals a highly folded 310 helical conformation for the peptide, with the S-S bridge lying approximately parallel to the helix axis, linking residues 1 and 4. The backbone conformational angles are Cys(1) 4 = -121.1', $ = 65.6"; Pro(2) 4 = -58.9', 4 = -34.0'; Aib(3) 4 = -61.8', $ = -17.9'; Cys(4) 4 = -70.5', $ = -18.6'. Two intramolecular hydrogen bonds are observed between Cys(1) CO--HN Cys(4) and Pro(2) CO--HNMe. The disulfide bond has a right-handed chirality, with a dihedral angle (xss) of 82'.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Biophysics Unit
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2009 09:26
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:36
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/21245

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