Role of peptide structure in lipid-peptide interactions: high-sensitivity differential scanning calorimetry and electron spin resonance studies of the structural properties of dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine membranes interacting with pentagastrin-related pentapeptides.

@article{Surewicz1985RoleOP,
  title={Role of peptide structure in lipid-peptide interactions: high-sensitivity differential scanning calorimetry and electron spin resonance studies of the structural properties of dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine membranes interacting with pentagastrin-related pentapeptides.},
  author={Witold K Surewicz and Richard M Epand},
  journal={Biochemistry},
  year={1985},
  volume={24 13},
  pages={3135-44}
}
The effects of amino acid substitutions in the pentapeptide pentagastrin on the nature of its interactions with dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine (DMPC) are assessed by differential scanning calorimetry and electron spin resonance. In two peptide analogues, the Asp at position 4 in pentagastrin (N-t-Boc-beta-Ala-Trp-Met-Asp-Phe-NH2) is replaced by Gly or Phe. These uncharged, more hydrophobic peptides have little effect on the transition temperature of DMPC, but they broaden the transition and… CONTINUE READING