Crystallographic Studies of Valinomycin and A23187

  • G. David Smith
  • William L. Duax
Conference paper
Part of the The Jerusalem Symposia on Quantum Chemistry and Biochemistry book series (JSQC, volume 9-1)


Ionophores are a class of antibiotics which are capable of transporting ions across synthetic and biological membranes. Great differences in molecular composition are observed since these antibiotics may be linear or cyclic compounds and may be either polyethers or polypeptides. Ion specificity is also found to show a considerable variation.


Torsion Angle Coordinate Form Carbonyl Oxygen Atom Carboxyl Oxygen Atom Calcium Ionophore A23187 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. David Smith
    • 1
  • William L. Duax
    • 1
  1. 1.Medical Foundation of BuffaloBuffaloUSA

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