Crystal conformation of the cyclic decapeptide phakellistatin 8: Comparison with antamanide

Delbert L. Herald, Giovanni L. Cascarano, George Pettit, Jayaram K. Srirangam

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The solid-state conformation of the cyclic decapeptide phakellistatin 8, cyclo[Pro1-Pro2-Ile3-Phe4-Val5-Leu6-Pro7-Pro8-Tyr9-Ile10] has been determined by X-ray methods. [Crystal data: orthorhombic: P21212; a = 20.294(2), b = 24.141(6), c = 13.903(3) Å. Least-squares refinement of 10061 reflections (I >2σ(I)) led to residuals R1 = 0.0651 (Sheldrick wR2 = 0.1749).] The cyclic decapeptide includes (1) a 5→1 transannular α-turn type H-bond, encompassing the Pro1, Pro2, and Ile3 residues and involving the Phe4 amide hydrogen and the Ile10 carbonyl, (2) an intramolecular 3→1 type VIa γ-turn type of H-bond, encompassing the Phe4 residue and involving the Val5 amide hydrogen and the Ile3 carbonyl, and (3) an intramolecular 4←1 type VIa β-turn H-bond, encompassing the Pro7 and Pros residues and involving the Tyr9 amide hydrogen and the Leu6 carbonyl. All backbone dihedral angles fall within normal, low-energy regions except for two amino acid residues, Phe4 (Φ, Ψ= 71°, -41°) and Tyr9 (Φ, Ψ = 75°, 31°), the side chains of which are found to fold back over the peptide backbone. Conformations of the four proline residues for phakellistatin 8 can be classified as follows: Pro1 C(s)-C(γ)exo, Pro2 C2-C(β)exo(C(γ)endo), Pro7 C(s)C(γ)endo and Pros C2-C(β)exo(C(γ)endo). Examination of phakellistatin 8 and the decapeptide antamanide show the two compounds are quite similar, both in overall backbone conformation, proline ring conformations, and the presence of nearly identical α-turns involving one of the Pro-Pro pairs. Both molecules are highly hydrated when crystallized from aqueous solvents and both exhibit channel formation in the solid state.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6962-6973
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number30
StatePublished - Jul 30 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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