Comparison between coacervation property and secondary structure of synthetic peptides, ile-containing elastin-derived pentapeptide repeats

Iori Maeda, Suguru Taniguchi, Junko Ebina, Noriko Watanabe, Takao Hattori, Takeru Nose

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Abstract

A series of Ile-containing elastin-derived peptide-analogs, (Ile-Pro-Gly-Val-Gly)n (n=7-10) possessing remarkable and reversible coacervation property were newly synthesized. In comparison with the known elastin-derived peptideanalogs, which were so-called polypeptides, the obtained 35 to 50 mer peptides, (IPGVG)n (n=7-10) were significantly low molecular sized-polypeptides. However, they clearly exhibited coacervation property as same as the polypeptides did. Because of their low molecular size, spectrographic analyses of (IPGVG)n (n=7-10) became feasible to carry out. As results of secondary structural analyses by CD and FT-IR, it was found that the coacervation property of the peptides is clearly attributed to the ordered secondary-structures, mainly, type II β-turn.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)905-910
Number of pages6
JournalProtein and Peptide Letters
Volume20
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Structural Biology
  • Biochemistry

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