We observed Raman spectra of Silk I and Silk II powders of (Ala-Gly)15, which is a model peptide of crystalline region of Bombyx mori silk fibroin. Additionally Raman spectra of Ac-(Gly-Ala)4-NHMe and Ac-(Gly-Ala)3-NHMe with Silk I and Silk II forms were calculated according to the repeated β-turn type II structural model and β-sheet model, respectively. The ab initio molecular orbital calculation was used for the theoretical calculation. The calculated results could reproduce the spectra. Especially, in silk I form, observation of splitting of amide I and III bands was in agreement with the predicted bands according to the repeated β-turn type II structural model.
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- Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
- Materials Science (miscellaneous)
- Polymers and Plastics
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering