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Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 11, Issue 5, pp 648–654 | Cite as

Theoretical conformational analysis of the methylamides of N-acetyl-L-alanyl-L-proline and N-acetyl-L-prolyl-L-alanine. I

  • V. Z. Pletnev
  • É. P. Gromov
  • É. M. Popov
Article

Summary

1. The most preferred forms of the compounds Ac-L-Ala-L-Pro-NHMe participating in a conformational equilibrium are characterized by both the trans and the cis configurations of the tertiary amide group.

2. The formation of intramolecular hydrogen bonds in the conformations of Ac-L-Ala-L-Pro-NHMe realized is unlikely.

3. The conformational states of the compounds Ac-L-Pro-L-Ala-NHMe with the trans configurations of the tertiary amide group are most probable. In nonpolar media a probability of the formation of structures with hydrogen bonds is high.

4. The conformational distribution of the fragments -X-Pro- and -Pro-X- in proteins agrees satisfactorily with the calculated values of the energy of the optimum forms of the corresponding dipeptides, Ac-L-Ala-L-Pro-NHMe and Ac-L-Pro-L-Ala-NHMe.

Keywords

Dipeptide Intramolecular Hydrogen Bond Optimum Form Conformational State Trans Configuration 

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  • V. Z. Pletnev
  • É. P. Gromov
  • É. M. Popov

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