Induced-fit binding of a polyproline helix by a β-hairpin peptide

Dale J. Wilger, Jessica H. Park, Robert M. Hughes, Matthew E. Cuellar, Marcey L. Waters

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Form-fitting: The study of a minimal mimic of a protein domain that binds to type II polyproline helices through an aromatic cleft is reported. This binding motif mimics that of protein domains, including those important in disease states such as HIV infection and cancer. This study provides insight into the structure-function relationship in binding as well as quantitative data on the magnitude of prolyl-π interactions relevant to inhibitor design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12201-12204
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number51
StatePublished - Dec 16 2011


  • peptide structure
  • prolyl-π interaction
  • protein mimetics
  • protein-protein interactions
  • β hairpins


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