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NMR Analysis of Cross Strand Aromatic Interactions in an 8 Residue Hairpin and a 14 Residue Three Stranded beta-Sheet Peptide

Sonti, Rajesh and Rai, Rajkishor and Ragothama, Srinivasarao and Balaram, Padmanabhan (2012) NMR Analysis of Cross Strand Aromatic Interactions in an 8 Residue Hairpin and a 14 Residue Three Stranded beta-Sheet Peptide. In: JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 116 (49). pp. 14207-14215.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp3034769

Abstract

Cross strand aromatic interactions between a facing pair of phenylalanine residues in antiparallel beta-sheet structures have been probed using two structurally defined model peptides. The octapeptide Boc-(LFVPPLFV)-P-D-P-L-OMe (peptide 1) favors the beta-hairpin conformation nucleated by the type II' beta-turn formed by the (D)Pro-(L)Pro segment, placing Phe2 and Phe7 side chains in proximity. Two centrally positioned (D)Pro-(L)Pro segments facilitate the three stranded beta-sheet formation in the 14 residue peptide Boc-LFV(D)P(L)PLFVA(D)P(L)PLFV-OMe (peptide 2) in which the Phe2/Phe7 orientations are similar to that in the octapeptide. The anticipated folded conformations of peptides 1 and 2 are established by the delineation of intramolecularly hydrogen bonded NH groups and by the observation of specific cross strand NOEs. The observation of ring current shifted aromatic protons is a diagnostic of close approach of the Phe2 and Phe7 side chains. Specific assignment of aromatic proton resonances using HSQC and HSQC-TOCSY methods allow an analysis of interproton NOEs between the spatially proximate aromatic rings. This approach facilitates specific assignments in systems containing multiple aromatic rings in spectra at natural abundance. Evidence is presented for a dynamic process which invokes a correlated conformational change about the C-alpha-C-beta(chi(1)) bond for the pair of interacting Phe residues. NMR results suggest that aromatic ring orientations observed in crystals are maintained in solution. Anomalous temperature dependence of ring current induced proton chemical shifts suggests that solvophobic effects may facilitate aromatic ring clustering in apolar solvents.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to AMER CHEMICAL SOC, WASHINGTON,
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Biophysics Unit
Division of Chemical Sciences > NMR Research Centre (Formerly Sophisticated Instruments Facility)
Depositing User: Francis Jayakanth
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2013 05:24
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2013 05:24
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/45637

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