The design and characterization of a proteomimetic foldamer that displays lateral flexibility endowed by intramolecular bifurcated hydrogen bonds is reported. The MAMBA scaffold, derived from meta-aminomethylbenzoic acid, adopts a serpentine conformation that mimics the side chain projection of all four residues in a β-hairpin turn.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry