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By Sidney Udenfriend, Johannes Meienhofer, Victor J. Hruby

The Peptides: research, Synthesis, Biology, quantity 7: Conformation in Biology and Drug layout specializes in the research of peptides, emphasizing using actual tools in peptide conformational research and the connection of conformational houses of peptides to organic properties.

This booklet includes 9 chapters. bankruptcy 1 presents a short assessment of the point of view at the program of actual ways to peptide conformational research. using round dichroism (CD) spectroscopy to ascertain the conformational houses of peptides in resolution is elaborated in bankruptcy 2, whereas using fluorescence spectroscopy to ascertain the specific relationships of fragrant side-chain teams to each other is mentioned in bankruptcy three. In bankruptcy four, using a variety of theoretical how you can calculate the conformations of peptides is defined. The tools used to stimulate peptide conformations and dynamics are defined in bankruptcy five. The final 4 chapters research a number of features of using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) in peptide conformational analysis.

This quantity is acceptable for biologists, experts, and researchers attracted to peptides and proteins.

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S u d h a et al (1983) h a v e studied a series of Aib-containing peptides by C D a n d n m r . T h e n u m b e r of p e p t i d e N H groups involved in intramolecu­ lar h y d r o g e n b o n d i n g h a v e b e e n estimated by t e m p e r a t u r e d e p e n d e n c e of 2 the H chemical shift in d e u t e r a t e d chloroform and dimethylsulfoxide. T h e C D s p e c t r a of t h e s e p e p t i d e s in trifluoroethanol and m e t h a n o l w e r e m e a s u r e d . All t h e s p e c t r a s h o w e d t w o negative b a n d s , o n e n e a r 200 n m and the o t h e r n e a r 205 n m .

Idealized band shapes for ab­ sorption (a), CD (b), and ORD (c). An isolated absorption band is represented as a Gaussian function of wavelength. The band is centered at k0, has a half-width of A, and amplitudes of € ma x , A e m a, x and [ M ] m xa in absorption, CD, and ORD, respectively. In (b) and (c), the solid curves represent a positive CD band and the corresponding positive Cotton effect, re­ spectively, while the dashed curves corre­ spond to a negative CD band and a negative Cotton effect.

T h e extent of twisting varies from o n e protein s t r u c t u r e to a n o t h e r , but the sense of the twist is always the s a m e . In addition t o t h e s e u n i q u e factors, the C D of ft sheets m a y d e p e n d o n t h e solvent and side chain and on the length and width of the sheet. Theoretical calculations (Pysh, 1966, 1970a; W o o d y , 1969; Madison and Schellman, 1972; Applequist, 1982) h a v e generally predicted qualita­ tively similar C D s p e c t r a for parallel and antiparallel /3 sheets.

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