Enaminone-based mimics of extended and hydrophilic α-helices

Marc J. Adler, Richard T W Scott, Andrew Hamilton

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Abstract

The pursuit of structural and functional mimics of α-helices has been a fruitful area of research over the past decade. The evolution of scaffold design has led to the progression from molecules that are difficult to synthesize, solubilize, and derivatize to structural motifs that can be easily assembled, elongated, and diversified. Other important elongated helices include leucine zippers, structural motifs in the DNA-binding region of transcription factor proteins. A major goal in the field of helix mimicry is the development of scaffolds that can be easily elongated and functionalized for use in probing the nature of these important biological molecules. The enaminone synthetic route is also amenable to ready elongation. The first series of extended mimics was based on an amide-terminated scaffold. Complementary packing of the isopropyl side groups is evident in the crystal structure of compound 17, which contains two enaminone molecules in each asymmetric unit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12974-12977
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Volume18
Issue number41
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 8 2012

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Scaffolds
Molecules
Leucine Zippers
Transcription factors
Fasteners
Amides
Elongation
DNA
Transcription Factors
Crystal structure
Proteins
compound 17

Keywords

  • α-helix
  • enzymes
  • hydrogen bonds
  • peptidomimetics
  • synthesis design

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  • Chemistry(all)

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Enaminone-based mimics of extended and hydrophilic α-helices. / Adler, Marc J.; Scott, Richard T W; Hamilton, Andrew.

In: Chemistry - A European Journal, Vol. 18, No. 41, 08.10.2012, p. 12974-12977.

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Adler, Marc J. ; Scott, Richard T W ; Hamilton, Andrew. / Enaminone-based mimics of extended and hydrophilic α-helices. In: Chemistry - A European Journal. 2012 ; Vol. 18, No. 41. pp. 12974-12977.
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