HostGuest-bridge Induces Irreversible Helix Folding in a Short Peptide

Yuki Nakamura, Kazuya Nakazawa, Keita Hamasaki

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Short peptides with or without hostguest- bridges on their side chains were prepared and the helix content was examined in the absence or in the presence of the hostguest- bridge breaker. While a short peptide without hostguest- bridge had 14% helix content, a short peptide with hostguest- bridge had 40% helix. This helix content hardly changed after the hostguest- bridge was removed. Hostguest- bridge acts as an initiator for helix folding in the short peptide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)908-909
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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