Polymer and Materials Science
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
The constitution and configuration of Ro 09-0198 (cinnamycin) have been determined in DMSO. Further investigations in aqueous solution, in SDS micelles and in a lipid bilayer have been done to study the influence of different environments on the conformation of the peptide. It turned out that in spite of the polycyclic structure of the molecule, the conformation is drastically changed going from water to SDS micelles. Ro 09-0198 orients itself in lipid bilayers as expected from its amphiphilic structure. According to a nuclear Overhauser effect spectroscopy experiment under magic angle spinning (MAS) conditions, the molecule is incorporated into the membrane with its hydrophobic part inside the bilayer.
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