Chiral interaction in Gly-capped N-terminal motif of 3(10)-helix and domino-type induction in helix sense.


Chiral interaction of helical peptide with chiral molecule, and concomitant induction in its helix sense have been demonstrated in optically inactive nonapeptide (1) possessing Gly at its N-terminus: H-Gly-(Delta(Z)Phe-Aib)(4)-OCH(3) (1: Delta(Z)Phe = Z-dehydrophenylalanine; Aib = alpha-aminoisobutyric acid). Spectroscopic measurements [mainly nuclear… (More)