We recently reported the rational design, synthetics, and structural characterization of the most potent and selective peptide-based neurokinin A antagonist thus far described: cyclo(Met1-Asp2-Trp3-Phe4-Dap5-Leu6)cyclo(2 beta-5 beta). Its bicyclic structure is characterized by a type I and a type II two beta-turn around Trp3-Phe4 and Leu6-Met1, respectively. In order to understand whether the two different beta-turned structures are determined by the bicyclic structure or by the amino acid type at the corner positions, we have synthesized the pseudo-symmetrical analogue cyclo(Phe1-Asp2-Trp3-Phe4-Dap5-Trp6)cyclo(2 beta-5 beta). The structural characterization in the crystal state and in solution, here reported, gives an experimental evidence that the backbone of the bicyclic structure is a rigid scaffold that can be used to build both a type I and type II beta-turn independently from the amino acid composition.

Bicyclic peptides as type I type II beta-turn scaffolds

LOMBARDI, ANGELINA;D'AURIA, GABRIELLA;NASTRI, FLAVIA;PAVONE, VINCENZO
1996

Abstract

We recently reported the rational design, synthetics, and structural characterization of the most potent and selective peptide-based neurokinin A antagonist thus far described: cyclo(Met1-Asp2-Trp3-Phe4-Dap5-Leu6)cyclo(2 beta-5 beta). Its bicyclic structure is characterized by a type I and a type II two beta-turn around Trp3-Phe4 and Leu6-Met1, respectively. In order to understand whether the two different beta-turned structures are determined by the bicyclic structure or by the amino acid type at the corner positions, we have synthesized the pseudo-symmetrical analogue cyclo(Phe1-Asp2-Trp3-Phe4-Dap5-Trp6)cyclo(2 beta-5 beta). The structural characterization in the crystal state and in solution, here reported, gives an experimental evidence that the backbone of the bicyclic structure is a rigid scaffold that can be used to build both a type I and type II beta-turn independently from the amino acid composition.
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