In the present paper we describe the synthesis, purification, single-crystal x-ray analysis, solution conformational characterization, and conformational energy calculations of the cyclic tetrapeptide cyclo- (β-Ala-L-Pro-β-Ala-L-Val). The peptide was synthesized by classical solution methods and the cyclization of the free tetrapeptide was accomplished in good yields in diluted methylene chloride solution using N,N-dicyclohexyl-carbodiimide. The compound crystallizes in the monoclinic space group P21 from ethanol with two independent molecules in the unit cell. All peptide bonds are trans. The nmr molecular conformation in the acetonitrile solution as well as that derived from the molecular dynamic simulation in vacuo is quite different from those observed in the solid state and is very similar to that previously observed for the parent compound cyclo-(β-Ala-L-Pro-β-Ala-L-Pro).

BETA-ALANINE CONTAINING PEPTIDES - GAMMA-TURNS IN CYCLOTETRAPEPTIDES

LOMBARDI, ANGELINA;D'AURIA, GABRIELLA;PAVONE, VINCENZO
1993

Abstract

In the present paper we describe the synthesis, purification, single-crystal x-ray analysis, solution conformational characterization, and conformational energy calculations of the cyclic tetrapeptide cyclo- (β-Ala-L-Pro-β-Ala-L-Val). The peptide was synthesized by classical solution methods and the cyclization of the free tetrapeptide was accomplished in good yields in diluted methylene chloride solution using N,N-dicyclohexyl-carbodiimide. The compound crystallizes in the monoclinic space group P21 from ethanol with two independent molecules in the unit cell. All peptide bonds are trans. The nmr molecular conformation in the acetonitrile solution as well as that derived from the molecular dynamic simulation in vacuo is quite different from those observed in the solid state and is very similar to that previously observed for the parent compound cyclo-(β-Ala-L-Pro-β-Ala-L-Pro).
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