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Peptoids: a specific class of peptidomimetics with designable architecture

Séminaire Chimie ED459

Dr. Sophie Faure C.R. CNRS (ICCF Institut de Chimie de Clermont-Ferrand, UMR 6296 CNRS, Université Clermont-Auvergne)

Le Jeudi 21 Novembre 2019 à 14h

ENSCM, Amphithéâtre Godechot (campus Balard, 240 av. Émile-Jeanbrau)

Date de début : 2019-11-21 14:00:00

Date de fin : 2019-11-21 15:30:00

Lieu : ENSCM amphi Godechot (campus Balard, 240 av E. Jeanbrau)

Intervenant : Dr. Sophie Faure C.R. CNRS

ICCF Institut de Chimie de Clermont-Ferrand, UMR 6296 CNRS, Université Clermont-Auvergne

Peptoids (i.e. N-substituted glycine oligomers) developed in the early 1990s are structurally related to peptides with the side chains located on the amide nitrogen rather than on the α-carbon.[1] Peptoids are well-suited peptidomimetics since they possess undeniable advantages such as proteolytic stability and cost-effective synthesis with a great potential for diversity.[2] However, peptoids are inherently more flexible than peptides due to the absence of internal hydrogen bonding, achiral backbone and N,N-disubstituted amides which can populate both cis and trans conformations. This intrinsic flexibility could in fact be turned into a key advantage to access different type of folded architectures. A set of specific side chains capable of forming local interactions with the backbone to improve folding propensities of peptoids are currently developed in our group.[3] These tools open the way for the design of well-structured functionalized biomimetics such as cationic amphipathic helical peptoids with bactericidal activities.[4]


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2. R. Zuckermann and T. Kodadek, Curr. Opin. Mol. Ther. 2009, 11, 299.

3. (a) C. Caumes, O. Roy, S. Faure, C. Taillefumier, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 9553; (b) O. Roy, G. Dumonteil, S. Faure, L. Jouffret, A. Kriznik, C. Taillefumier, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 13533.

4. R. Shyam, N. Charbonnel, A. Job, C. Blavignac, C. Forestier, C. Taillefumier, S. Faure, ChemMedChem 2018, 15, 1513.

Contact local IBMM : Dr. Thomas-Xavier Métro, C.R. CNRS (DAPP)

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