Harnessing D-amino acids for peptide motif designs. Synthesis and solution conformation of Boc-D-Glu-Ala-Gly-Lys-NHMe and Boc-L-Glu-Ala-Gly-Lys-NHMe.

In examining the use of D-amino acids in designing specific peptide folding motifs, the tetrapeptide Boc-D-Glu-Ala-Gly-Lys-NHMe 1 and its analog 2 featuring L-Glu were synthesized for a comparison of their solution conformations by NMR spectroscopy. The temperature coefficients of amide proton resonances, NOE data, side-chain CH2 anisotropies and salt… CONTINUE READING