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Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy. Carbon-13 Chemical Shifts of Small Peptides as a Function of pH

Christl, Manfred and Roberts, John D. (1972) Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy. Carbon-13 Chemical Shifts of Small Peptides as a Function of pH. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 94 (13). pp. 4565-4573. ISSN 0002-7863. doi:10.1021/ja00768a026.

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Carbon-13 spectra of 27 peptides have been obtained by high-resolution nmr spectroscopy with the aid of proton decoupling. The chemical shifts of the different amino acid moieties are found to have systematic deviations from those of the free zwitterionic amino acids. These effects depend very largely on the position of an amino acid in a peptide, i.e., on whether it is a C-terminal, an N-terminal, or a nonterminal unit, but not on the nature of its neighbors in the chain, unless one of these is proline. The results have substantial value for the determination of amino acid sequences in di- and tripeptides. Protonation and deprotonation of zwitterionic peptides have considerable effects on the chemical shifts which are, for the most part, limited to the amino acid units directly involved in the reaction. The one important exception to this rule that we have observed is interpreted as being the consequence of a conformational change which the peptides undergo when transformed from the zwitterion to the anion or cation.

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Additional Information:© 1972 American Chemical Society. Received May 26, 1971. Supported by the Public Health Service, Grant No. GM-11072-07 from the Division of General Medical Sciences. Max Kade Foundation, Inc., Fellow, 1970-1971.
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Official Citation:Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Carbon-13 chemical shifts of small peptides as a function of pH Manfred Christl and John D. Roberts Journal of the American Chemical Society 1972 94 (13), 4565-4573 DOI: 10.1021/ja00768a026
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