In summary, a change in the configuration of a single amino acid in a β3-heptapeptide can lead to remarkable changes in the physicochemical properties of the peptide with respect to the interaction with a (protein-free) biomimetic environment. Thus, the presence of an unnatural amino acid configuration in a peptide can have consequences not only with respect to specific interactions with proteins, but also, indirectly, with respect to the interaction with membrane lipids.
- Structure-property relationships
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Medicine
- Molecular Biology
- Organic Chemistry