Structure and solution conformation of the cytostatic cyclic tetrapeptide WF-3161, cyclo[L-leucyl-L-pipecolyl-L-(2-amino-8-oxo-9, 10-epoxydecanoyl)-D-phenylalanyl].

@article{Kawai1986StructureAS,
  title={Structure and solution conformation of the cytostatic cyclic tetrapeptide WF-3161, cyclo[L-leucyl-L-pipecolyl-L-(2-amino-8-oxo-9, 10-epoxydecanoyl)-D-phenylalanyl].},
  author={Megumi Kawai and R S Pottorf and Daniel H. Rich},
  journal={Journal of medicinal chemistry},
  year={1986},
  volume={29 11},
  pages={2409-11}
}
The sequence and configuration of amino acids in the cytostatic cyclic tetrapeptide WF-3161 are established as cyclo(L-Leu-L-Pip-L-Aoe-D-Phe) where Pip = pipecolic acid and Aoe = 2-amino-8-oxo-9,10-epoxydecanoic acid. In chloroform, WF-3161 adopts a conformation with a possible gamma-turn between Leu NH and Aoe C = O and a cis amide bond between Leu and Pip. The torsion angles for this conformation are L-Aoe, phi, -95 degrees, psi, +85 degrees, omega, -155 degrees; D-Phe, phi, +120 degrees, psi… CONTINUE READING