Chemistry Letters
Online ISSN : 1348-0715
Print ISSN : 0366-7022
ISSN-L : 0366-7022
Volume 42 , Issue 5
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  • Shohei Tashiro, Mitsuhiko Shionoya
    2013 Volume 42 Issue 5 Pages 456-462
    Published: May 05, 2013
    Released: May 05, 2013
    [Advance publication] Released: April 25, 2013
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    Inspired by vital roles of metal ions as structure-stabilizing and regulating factors in biological systems, a great number of synthetic metallopeptides have been developed. This review focuses on metal-mediated stabilization and stimuli-responsive regulation of their secondary and higher-order structures by taking advantage of the characteristics of metal ions such as Lewis acidity, ligand-exchange ability, and redox properties.
    Metal ions play vital roles in stabilizing and regulating higher-order structures of biomacromolecules. This review focuses on molecular design of synthetic metallopeptides whose structures and functions are stimuli-responsive. In the cases discussed here, secondary structures of the peptides are effectively induced and regulated with the characteristics of metal ions such as Lewis acidity, ligand-exchange ability, and redox property. Fullsize Image
     
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