Navigating complex peptide structures using macrocycle conformational maps†
Identification of turn motifs that are stabilized by intramolecular hydrogen bonds can be useful in describing the conformation of peptide systems. However, this approach is somewhat insufficient for cyclic peptides because peptide regions that are not positioned within a hydrogen bond can be left with no description. Furthermore, non-regular secondary structures and other rarely-observed conformations can be left without detailed evaluation. Herein, we describe “higher-order” ϕ/ψ plots termed macrocycle conformational maps (MCMs) as a tool for evaluating and comparing the conformations of a series of structurally related macrocyclic peptides.
- This article is part of the themed collection: Synthesis and chemical biology of macrocycles