New helical foldamers: Heterogeneous backbones with 1:2 and 2:1 α:β-amino acid residue patterns

Margaret A. Schmitt, Soo Hyuk Choi, Ilia A. Guzei, Samuel H. Gellman

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Foldamers, oligomers with strong folding propensities, are subjects of growing interest because such compounds offer unique scaffolds for the development of molecular function. We report two new foldamer classes, oligopeptides with regular 1:2 or 2:1 patterns of α- and β-amino acid residues. Two distinct helical conformations are detected via 2D NMR in methanol for each backbone. One of the helices for each backbone is characterized via X-ray crystallography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4538-4539
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Apr 12


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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