Multiple glycosylation of de novo designed α-helical coiled coil peptides.
J.A. Falenski, U.I.M. Gerling, B. Koksch – 2010
The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of multiple O-glycosylation in α-helical coiled coil peptides on the folding and stability. For this purpose we systematically incorporated one to six β-galactose residues into the solvent exposed positions of a 26 amino acid long coiled coil helix. Surprisingly, circular dichroism spectroscopy showed no unfolding of the coiled coil structure for all glycopeptides. Thermally induced denaturations reveal a successive but relative low destabilization of the coiled coil structure upon introduction of β-galactose residues. These first results indicate that O-glycosylation of the glycosylated variants is easily tolerated by this structural motif and pave the way for further functional studies.