α/β-Peptides with alternating α-amino acid and cis-2-aminocyclohexanecarboxylic acid (cis-ACHC) residues adopt 11/9-helical conformations, the folding propensity of which decreases as the solvent polarity increases. We report a new cis-ACHC analogue, cis-2-amino-cis-4-methylcyclohexanecarboxylic acid, which significantly stabilizes the 11/9-helix propensity in protic solvents.
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This study was supported by the Basic Science Research Program (NRF-2014R1A1A2053841) and the BK21 plus program through the National Research Foundation of Korea.
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