Role of different β-turns in β-hairpin conformation and stability studied by optical spectroscopy.

Model β-hairpin peptides based on variations in the turn sequence of Cochran's tryptophan zipper peptide, SWTWENGKWTWK, were studied using electronic circular dichroism (ECD), fluorescence, and infrared (IR) spectroscopies. The trpzip2 Asn-Gly turn sequence was substituted with Thr-Gly, Aib-Gly, (D)Pro-Gly, and Gly-Asn (trpzip1) to study the impact of turn… CONTINUE READING