at Peking University School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
​​​​the dong research group
29. Fine Tuning the Properties of Stapled Peptides by Stereogenic α-Amino Acid Bridges
Chem. Eur. J. 2023, 29, e202203624.
Qian Wang, Fengzhang Wang, Rui Li, Pushu Wang, Ruixin Yuan, Dangliang Liu, Yuan Liu, Prof. Yi Luan, Prof. Chu Wang*, Prof. Suwei Dong*

α-Amino Acids were used as bridges to construct side chain-stapled analogs library of an IL-17A-binding peptide (HAP) and evaluated the staples chirality (L/D) impacts on the peptide‘s properties. While all AA-derived peptidyl staples drastically increase the enzymatic stability of HAP, the L-AA-based staples generate more significant impacts in increasing the helicity and binding affinity of the modified peptide compared to the D-amino acid bridges.