Pubmed Access to Waters Group Publications


D. Ma, S. Bettis, K. Hanson, M. Minakova, L. Alibabaei, W. Fondrie, D. Ryan, G. Papoian, T. Meyer*, M. L. Waters*, J. Papanikolas*, "Interfacial Energy Conversion in Ru(II) Polypyridyl-Derivatized Oligoproline Assemblies on TiO2", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, accepted for publication; DOI: 10.1021/ja312143h.

L. I. James, J. E. Beaver, N. W. Rice, M. L. Waters*, "A Synthetic Receptor for Asymmetric Dimethylarginine", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, accepted for publication; DOI: 10.1021/ja307907p.

J. H. Park, M. L. Waters*, "Positional effects of click cyclization on β-hairpin structure and function", Org. Biomol. Chem., 2013, 11, 69-77; DOI: 10.1039/C2OB26445E.


D. J. Wilger, S. E. Bettis, C. K. Materese, M. Minakova, G. A. Papoian*, J. M. Papanikolas*, M. L. Waters*, "Tunable Energy Transfer Rates via Control of Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Structure of a Coiled Coil Peptide Scaffold", Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 11324–11338; DOI: 10.1021/ic300669t (highlighted on the cover).

M.-K. Chung, P. S. White, S. J. Lee, M. L. Waters*, .M. R. Gagné*, "Self-Assembled Multi-Component Catenanes: Structural Insights into an Adaptable Class of Molecular Receptors and [2]-Catenanes", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 11415–11429; DOI: 10.1021/ja302345n.

M.-K. Chung, S. J. Lee, M. L. Waters*, .M. R. Gagné*, "Self-Assembled Multi-Component Catenanes: The Role of Multivalency and Cooperativity on Structure and Stability", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 11430–11443; DOI: 10.1021/ja302347q.

Hanson, K.; Wilger, D. J.; Jones, S. T.; Harrison, D. P.; Bettis, S. E.; Luo, H.; Papanikolas, J. M.; Waters, M. L.; Meyer, T. J. "Electron Transfer Dynamics of Peptide-Derivatized RuII-polypyridyl Complexes on Nanocrystalline Metal Oxide Films." Peptide Science. 2012, 100, 25-37.


D. J. Wilger, J. H. Park, R. M. Hughes, M. E. Cuellar, and M. L. Waters*, "Induced Fit Binding of a Polyproline Helix by a β-Hairpin Peptide", Angew. Chem, 2011, 50, 12201-4.

R. J. Eisert, M. L. Waters*, "Tuning HP1α Chromodomain Selectivity for Di- and Trimethyl Lysine", ChemBiochem 2011, 12, 2786-90 (selected as a "hot article").

A. L. Stewart, J. H. Park, M. L. Waters*, "Redesign of a WW Domain Peptide for Selective Recognition of ssDNA", Biochemistry, 2011, 50, 2575-2584.

M.-K. Chung, K. Severin, S. J. Lee, M. L. Waters, M. R. Gagné*, "Constitutionally selective amplification of multi-component 84-membered macrocyclic hosts for (-)-cytidine•H+", Chemical Science, 2011, 2, 744-747.


Alexander J. Riemen and Marcey L. Waters, "Dueling Post-Translational Modifications Trigger Folding and Unfolding of a β-Hairpin Peptide", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132 (26), pp 9007–9013

S. Ghosh, L. A. Ingerman, A. Frye, S. J. Lee, M. R. Gagné,* M. L. Waters*, "Dynamic Cyclic Thiodepsipeptide Libraries From Thiol-Thioester Exchange", Org Lett, asap (3-23-10).

L. A. Ingerman, M. E. Cuellar, M. L. Waters*, "A Small Molecule Receptor that Selectively Recognizes Trimethyl Lysine in a Histone Peptide with Native Protein-like Affinity", Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 1839-41 (selected as a "hot article").


A. J. Riemen, M. L. Waters*, "Controlling Peptide Folding with Repulsive Interactions between Phosphorylated Amino Acids and Tryptophan", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 39, 14081–14087.

L. L. Cline, M. L. Waters*, "Design of a β-Hairpin Peptide-Intercalator Conjugate for Simultaneous Recognition of Single Stranded and Double Stranded Regions of RNA", Org. Biomol. Chem., 2009, 7, 4622-30 (selected for a feature in Highlights in Chemical Biology).

L. L. Cline, M. L. Waters*, "The Structure of Well-folded β-Hairpin Peptides Promotes Resistance to Peptidase Degradation", Peptide Science, 2009, 92, 502-507.

A.R. Riemen, M.L. Waters, "Design of Highly Stabilized β-Hairpin Peptides through Cation-π Interactions and N-Methyllysine with an Aromatic Pocket", Biochemistry, 2009, 48, 1525-1531.

A.L. Stewart, M.L. Waters*, "Structural Effects on DNA recognition by a Designed β-Hairpin", ChemBioChem, 2009, 10, 539-544.


L.A. Ingerman, M.L. Waters*, "Photoswitchable Dynamic Combinatorial Libraries: Coupling Azobenzene Photoisomerization with Hydrazone Exchange", J. Org. Chem. 2009, 74, 111-117.

Z.R. Laughrey, S.E. Kiehna, A.J. Riemen, M.L. Waters*, "Carbohydrate-π Interactions: What Are They Worth?", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 14625–14633.

A.J. Riemen, M.L. Waters*, "Stabilization of the N-Terminal β-Hairpin of Ubiquitin by a Terminal Hydrophobic Cluster", Peptide Science, 2008, 90, 394-398 (for the Merrifield Memorial Issue).


S.E. Kiehna, Z.R. Laughrey, M.L. Waters*, "Evaluation of a Carbohydrate-π Interaction in a Peptide Model System", Chem. Commun., 2007, 4026-4028 (selected as a "hot article").

S.E. Kiehna, Z.R. Laughrey, M.L. Waters*, "Folding Induced CO2-Soluble Peptides", Chem. Commun., 2007, 4297-4298

R.M. Hughes, K.R. Wiggins, S. Khorasanizadeh, M.L. Waters*, "Molecular Recognition of Trimethyllysine by Chromodomain Is Not Just the Hydrophobic Effect", Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., USA, 2007, 104, 11184-11188.

R.M. Hughes, M.L. Benshoff, M.L. Waters*, "Effects of Chainlength and N-Methylation on a Cation-π Interaction in a β-Hairpin Peptide", Chem. Eur. J., 2007, 5753-5764.

E.T. Kool, M.L. Waters, "The Model Student: What model systems can teach us about Biology", Nat. Chem. Biol., 2007, 3, 70-73.


D.G. Barrett, C.M. Minder, M.U. Mian, S.J. Whittington, W.J. Cooper, K.M. Fuchs, A. Tripathy, M.L. Waters, T.P. Creamer, G.J. Pielak, "Pressure Perturbation Calorimetry of Helical Peptides", Proteins-Structure Function and Bioinformatics, 2006, 63, 322-326.

R.M. Hughes, M.L. Waters, "Effects of Lysine Acylation in a β-Hairpin Peptide: Comparison of an Amide-π and a Cation-π Interaction", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 13586-13591.

R.M. Hughes, M.L. Waters, "Arginine Methylation in a β-Hairpin Peptide: Implications for Arg-π Interactions, ΔCp°, and the Cold Denatured State", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 12735-12742.

R.M. Hughes, M.L. Waters, "Model Systems for β-Hairpins and β-Sheets", Curr. Opin. Struct. Biol., 2006, 16, 514-524.


W.J. Cooper, M.L. Waters, "Molecular Recognition with Designed Peptides and Proteins", Curr. Opin. Chem. Biol., 2005, 9, 627-631.

W.J. Cooper, M.L. Waters, "Turn Residues in β-Hairpin Peptides as Points for Covalent Modification", Org. Lett, 2005, 7, 3825-3828.

R.M. Hughes, M.L. Waters, "Influence of N-Methylation on a Cation-π Interaction Produces a Remarkably Stable β-Hairpin Peptide", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2005, 127, 6518-9.

S.M. Butterfield, W.J. Cooper, M.L. Waters, "Minimalist Protein Design: a β-Hairpin Peptide that Binds ssDNA", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2005, 127, 24-25.

S.M. Butterfield, M.M. Sweeney, M.L. Waters, "Recognition of Nucleotides with Model β-Hairpin Receptors: Investigation of Critical Contacts and Recognition Selectivity", J. Org. Chem., 2005, 70, 1105 - 1114 (highlighted on the cover of issue 4).


M.L. Waters, "Aromatic Interactions in Peptides", Biopolymers, Peptide Science, 2004, 76, 435-445.

C.D. Tatko, M. L. Waters, "Effect of Halogenation on Edge-Face Aromatic Interactions in a β-Hairpin Peptide: Enhanced Affinity with Iodo-Substituents", Org. Lett., 2004, 6, 3969-3972.

M.J. Rashkin, R. M. Hughes N. T. Calloway, M. L. Waters, "Orientation and Alkylation Effects on Cation-π Interactions", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2004, 126, 13320-13325.

C.D. Tatko, M. L. Waters, "Investigation of the Nature of the Methionine-π Interaction in a β-Hairpin peptide Model System", Protein Science, 2004, 13, 2515-2522.

C.D. Tatko, M. L. Waters, "Comparison of C-H···π and Hydrophobic Interactions in a β-Hairpin Peptide: Impact on Stability and Specificity", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2004, 126, 2028-2034.

S. M. Butterfield, C. M. Goodman, V. M. Rotello, M. L. Waters, A Peptide Flavoprotein Mimic: Flavin Recognition and Redox Potential Modulation in Water Using a Designed β-Hairpin" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2004, 43, 724-727.


C.D. Tatko, M.L. Waters, "The Geometry and Efficacy of Cation-π Interactions in Diagonal Positions of a Designed β-Hairpin", Protein Science, 2003, 12, 2443-2452.

S.E. Kiehna, M.L. Waters, "Sequence Dependence of β-Hairpin Structure: Comparison of a Salt Bridge and an Aromatic Interaction", Protein Science, 2003, 12, 2657-2667.

S.M. Butterfield, M.L. Waters, "A Rationally Designed β-Hairpin Peptide for Molecular Recognition of ATP in Water", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2003, 125, 9580-9581.


M.L. Waters, "Aromatic Interactions in Model Systems", Curr. Opin. Chem. Biol., 2002, 6, 736–741.

L.K. Tsou, C.D. Tatko, M.L. Waters, "A Simple Cation-π Interaction Between a Phenyl Ring and a Protonated Amine Stabilizes an α-Helix in Water", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2002, 124, 14917-14921.

S.M. Butterfield, P.R. Patel, M.L. Waters, "Contribution of Aromatic Interactions to α-Helix Stability", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2002, 124, 9751-9755.

C D. Tatko, M.L. Waters, "Selective Aromatic Interactions in β-Hairpin Peptides", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2002, 124, 9372-9373.

M.J. Rashkin, M.L. Waters, "Unexpected Substituent Effects in Offset π-π Stacked Interactions in Water", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2002, 124, 1860-1861.