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Crystal structures of a nonapeptide helix containing alpha,alpha-di-n-butylglycine (Dbg), Boc-Gly-Dbg-Ala-Val-Ala-Leu-Aib-Val-Leu-OMe

Karle, IL and Gurunath, R and Prasad, Soumya and Rao, RB (1996) Crystal structures of a nonapeptide helix containing alpha,alpha-di-n-butylglycine (Dbg), Boc-Gly-Dbg-Ala-Val-Ala-Leu-Aib-Val-Leu-OMe. In: International Journal of Peptide & Protein Research, 47 (5). pp. 376-382.

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Two crystals structures of a nonapeptide (anhydrous and hydrated) containing the amino acid residue alpha, alpha-di-n-butylglycyl, reveal a mixed 3(10)/alpha-helical conformation. Residues 1-7 adopt phi, psi values in the helical region, with Val(8) being appreciably distorted. The Dbg residue has phi, psi values of -40, -37 degrees and -46, -40 degrees in two crystals with the two butyl side chains mostly extended in each. Peptide molecules in the crystals pack into helical columns. The crystal parameters are C50H91N9O12, space group P2(1), with a = 9.789(1) Angstrom, b = 20.240(2) Angstrom, c = 15.998(3) Angstrom, beta = 103.27(1); Z = 2, R = 10.3% for 1945 data observed >3 sigma(F) and C50H91N9O12. 3H(2)O, space group P2(1), with a = 9.747(3) Angstrom, b = 21.002(8) Angstrom, c = 15.885(6) Angstrom, beta = 102.22(3)degrees, Z = 2, R = 13.6% for 2535 data observed >3 sigma(F). The observation of a helical conformation at Dbg suggests that the higher homologs in the alpha, alpha-dialkylated glycine series also have a tendency to stabilize peptide helices. (C) Munksgaard 1996.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: International Journal of Peptide & Protein Research
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to John Wiley & Sons.
Keywords: α-di-n-butylglycine (Dbg), backbone conformational constraints, helical peptide, peptide conformation, peptide crystal structure, X-ray diffraction.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Biophysics Unit
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2010 08:43
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:00
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/27342

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