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Conformation of di-n-propylglycine residues (Dpg) in peptides: crystal structures of a type I-turn forming tetrapeptide and an -helical tetradecapeptide

Hegde, Raghurama P and Aravinda, Subrayashastry and Rai, Rajkishor and Kaul, Ramesh and Vijayalakshmi, Sarojini and Rao, R Balaji and Shamala, Narayanaswamy and Balaram, Padmanabhan (2008) Conformation of di-n-propylglycine residues (Dpg) in peptides: crystal structures of a type I-turn forming tetrapeptide and an -helical tetradecapeptide. In: Journal of Peptide Science, 14 (5). pp. 648-659.

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Abstract

The crystal structures of two oligopeptides containing di-n-propylglycine (Dpg) residues, Boc-Gly-Dpg-Gly-Leu-OMe (1) and Boc-Val-Ala-Leu-Dpg-Val-Ala-Leu-Val-Ala-Leu-Dpg-Val-Ala-Leu-OMe (2) are presented. Peptide 1 adopts a type I-turn conformation with Dpg(2)-Gly(3) at the corner positions. The 14-residue peptide 2 crystallizes with two molecules in the asymmetric unit, both of which adopt -helical conformations stabilized by 11 successive 5 1 hydrogen bonds. In addition, a single 4 1 hydrogen bond is also observed at the N-terminus. All five Dpg residues adopt backbone torsion angles (, ) in the helical region of conformational space. Evaluation of the available structural data on Dpg peptides confirm the correlation between backbone bond angle NCC() and the observed backbone , values. For > 106° , helices are observed, while fully extended structures are characterized by < 106° . The mean values for extended and folded conformations for the Dpg residue are 103.6° ± 1.7° and 109.9° ± 2.6° , respectively.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to John Wiley and Sons.
Keywords: Di-n-propylglycine;peptide helices;helical conformations;crystal structures.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Biophysics Unit
Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2010 05:56
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:56
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/26078

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