A critical evaluation of the conformational requirements of fusogenic peptides in membranes

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It is generally assumed that fusogenic peptides would require a certain conformation, which triggers or participates in the rate-determining step of membrane fusion. Previous structure analyses of the viral fusion peptide from gp41 of HIV-1 have yielded contradictory results, showing either an α-helical or a β-stranded conformation under different… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00249-006-0106-2

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@article{Reichert2006ACE, title={A critical evaluation of the conformational requirements of fusogenic peptides in membranes}, author={Johannes Reichert and Dorit Grasnick and Sergii Afonin and Jochen B{\"u}rck and Parvesh Wadhwani and Anne S Ulrich}, journal={European Biophysics Journal}, year={2006}, volume={36}, pages={405-413} }