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Modular design of synthetic protein mimics. Crystal structure of two seven-residue helical peptide segments linked by .epsilon.-aminocaproic acid

Isabella, L and Karle, IL and Flippen-Anderson, Judith L and Sukumar, M and Uma, K and Balaram, P (1991) Modular design of synthetic protein mimics. Crystal structure of two seven-residue helical peptide segments linked by .epsilon.-aminocaproic acid. In: Journal of the American Chemical Society, 113 (10). 3952 -3956.

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Official URL: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja00010a042

Abstract

Two seven-residue helical segments, Val-Ala-Leu-Aib-Val-Ala-Leu, were linked synthetically with an epsilon-aminocaproic acid (Acp) linker with the intention of making a stable antiparallel helix-helix motif. The crystal structure of the linked peptide Boc-Val-Ala-Leu-Aib-Val-Ala-Leu-Acp-Val-Ala-Leu-Aib-Val-Ala-Leu-OMe (1) shows the two helices displaced laterally from each other by the linker, but the linker has not folded the molecule into a close-packed antiparallel conformation. Two strong intermolecular NH...O = C hydrogen bonds are formed between the top of the lower helix of one molecule and the bottom of the upper helix in a laterally adjacent molecule to give the appearance of an extended single helix. The composite peptide with Boc and OMe end groups, C76H137N15O18.H2O, crystallize in space group P2(1) with a = 8.802 (1) angstrom, b = 20.409 (4) angstrom, c = 26.315 (3) angstrom, and beta = 90.72 (1)degrees; overall agreement R = 7.86% for 5030 observed reflections (\F(o)\ > 3-sigma(F)); resolution = 0.93 angstrom. Limited evidence for a more compact conformation in solution consistent with an antiparallel helix arrangement is obtained by comparison of the HPLC retention times and CD spectra of peptide 1 with well-characterized continuous helices of similar length and sequence.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right of this article belongs to American Chemical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Biophysics Unit
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2010 05:20
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2010 05:20
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/27285

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