Hydrogen-Bonded Synthetic Mimics of Protein Secondary Structure as Disruptors of Protein-Protein Interactions

  • Marc J. Adler
  • Andrew G. Jamieson
  • Andrew D. HamiltonEmail author
Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 348)


Small molecules which can mimic the key structural facets of protein secondary structure, in particular the α-helix, β-strand, and β-sheet, have been shown to be potent disruptors of protein–protein interactions. Researchers have recently taken the organizational imitation of protein secondary structure to a new level by using intramolecular hydrogen bonds as stabilizing forces in these small molecule mimetics. The inclusion of these interactions invokes a conformational bias of the system, allowing for greater control of the appearance, and thus often function, of these molecules by design.


Intramolecular Hydrogen Bond Isothermal Titration Calorimetry Protein Secondary Structure Amide Backbone Parent Peptide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marc J. Adler
    • 1
  • Andrew G. Jamieson
    • 1
  • Andrew D. Hamilton
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Chemistry Research LaboratoryUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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