Analysis of peptaibol sequence composition: implications for in vivo synthesis and channel formation

@article{Whitmore2003AnalysisOP,
  title={Analysis of peptaibol sequence composition: implications for in vivo synthesis and channel formation},
  author={Lee Whitmore and B. A. Wallace},
  journal={European Biophysics Journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={33},
  pages={233-237}
}
The sequence entries in the Peptaibol Database were analysed to provide information on compositional features of this unusual family of peptides. The non-standard amino acid α-aminoisobutyric acid represents almost 40% of the residues in all the known sequences. Glutamine is the only significant polar residue in peptaibols, and the position and number of these residues appear to be related to their functional properties as ion channels. Aromatic residues are clustered at the termini, which may… 

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