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7 january 2019 02:00:06

Beta-branched amino acids stabilize specific conformations of cyclic hexapeptides (Biophysical Journal)

Cyclic peptides are a promising class of molecules for drug development, particularly as inhibitors of protein-protein interactions. Predicting low-energy structures and global structural ensembles of individual cyclic peptides is critical for the design of bioactive molecules, but these are challenging to predict and difficult to verify experimentally. In our previous work, we used explicit-solvent molecular dynamics simulations with enhanced sampling methods to predict the global structural ensembles of cyclic hexapeptides containing different permutations of glycine, alanine, and valine. Digg Facebook Google StumbleUpon Twitter
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