Hydrogen-bonded synthetic mimics of protein secondary structure as disruptors of protein-protein interactions

Marc J. Adler, Andrew G. Jamieson, Andrew D. Hamilton

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Abstract

Small molecules which can mimic the key structural facets of protein secondary structure, in particular the a-helix, b-strand, and b-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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-23
Number of pages23
JournalCurrent Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
Volume348
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology (medical)

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