Chauhan, VS and Uma, K and Kaur, Paramjeet and Balaram, P (1989) Conformations of dehydrophenylalanine containing peptides: nmr studies of an acyclic hexapeptide with two z-Phe residues. In: Biopolymers, 28 (3). pp. 763-771.
The conformation of an acyclic dehydrophenylalanine ( z-Phe) containing hexapeptide, Boc-Phe- z-Phe-Val-Phe- z-Phe-Val-OMe, has been investigated in CDCl3 and (CD3)2SO by 270-MHz 1H-nmr. Studies of NH group solvent accessibility and observation of interresidue nuclear Overhauser effects (NOEs) suggest a significant solvent-dependent conformational variability. In CDCl3, a population of folded helical conformations is supported by the inaccessibility to solvent of the NH groups of residues 3-6 and the detection of several NiH Ni+1H NOEs. Evidence is also obtained for conformational heterogeneity from the detection of some C[stack i ]H Ni+1H NOEs characteristic of extended strands. In (CD3)2SO, the peptide largely favors an extended conformation, characterized by five solvent-exposed NH groups and successive C[stack i ]H Ni+1 H NOEs for the L-residues and C[stack i ]H Ni+1H NOEs for the z-Phe residues. The results suggest that z-Phe residues do not provide compelling conformational constraints.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to John Wiley & Sons, Inc.|
|Keywords:||dehydrophenylalanine;peptides;conformational variability;conformational constraints|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Biophysics Unit|
|Date Deposited:||04 Jun 2004|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 04:12|
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