Synthesis and characterization of periodic polypeptides containing repeating - (AlaGly)xGluGly - sequences

Yoshikundi Deguchi, Mark T. Krejchi, Janos Borbely, Maurille J. Fournier, Thomas L. Mason, David A. Tirrell

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We have expressed in E.coli a series of periodic polypeptides represented by sequence 1. Our objective has been an understanding of the role of chemical sequence in determining the chain folding behavior of periodic macromolecules. Molecular organization has been examined by infrared spectroscopy and 1H and 13C NMR methods and a preliminary model of the folded structure has been developed. -[-(AlaGly)xGluGly-]-n 1 a: x=3, n=36 b: x=4, n=18 c: x=4, n=28 d: x=5, n=14 e: x=5, n=20 f: x=6, n=10 g: x=6, n=14

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomolecular Materials
PublisherPubl by Materials Research Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1558991875
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1993
EventMaterials Research Society Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Dec 1 1992Dec 3 1992

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


OtherMaterials Research Society Fall Meeting
CityBoston, MA, USA


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Deguchi, Y., Krejchi, M. T., Borbely, J., Fournier, M. J., Mason, T. L., & Tirrell, D. A. (1993). Synthesis and characterization of periodic polypeptides containing repeating - (AlaGly)xGluGly - sequences. In Biomolecular Materials (pp. 205-210). (Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings; Vol. 292). Publ by Materials Research Society.