Faculty Profiles

Dewey G. McCafferty
Professor of Chemistry
B120 LSRC, Box 90346, 450 Research Drive, Dept. Chemistry, Durham, NC 27708-0346
(919) 660-1516
(919) 660-1605



Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1995

B.S., North Carolina State University 1990

Research Areas:
Synthesis, Biomolecular Structure and Function, Biological, Organic

Cudic, P, Kranz, JK, Behenna, DC, Kruger, RG, Tadesse, H, Wand, AJ, Veklich, YI, Weisel, JW, and McCafferty, DG. "Complexation of peptidoglycan intermediates by the lipoglycodepsipeptide antibiotic ramoplanin: Minimal structural requirements for intermolecular complexation and fibril formation." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 99.11 (2002): 7384-7389. Full Text

Cudic, P, Behenna, DC, Yu, MK, Kruger, RG, Szewczuk, LM, and McCafferty, DG. "Synthesis of P1-Citronellyl-P2-α-D-pyranosyl pyrophosphates as potential substrates for the E. coli undecaprenyl-pyrophosphoryl-N-acetylglucoseaminyl transferase MurG." Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters 11.24 (2001): 3107-3110. Full Text

McCafferty, DG, Cudic, P, Yu, MK, Behenna, DC, and Kruger, R. "Synergy and duality in peptide antibiotic mechanisms." Current Opinion in Chemical Biology 3.6 (1999): 672-680. Full Text

McCafferty, DG, Friesen, DA, Danielson, E, Wall, CG, Saderholm, MJ, Erickson, BW, and Meyer, TJ. "Photochemical energy conversion in a helical oligoproline assembly." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 93.16 (1996): 8200-8204. Full Text

McCafferty, DG, Slate, CA, Nakhle, BM, Jr, HDG, Austell, TL, Vachet, RW, Mullis, BH, and Erickson, BW. "Engineering of a 129-residue tripod protein by chemoselective ligation of proline-II helices." Tetrahedron 51.36 (1995): 9859-9872. Full Text

McCafferty, DG, Bishop, BM, Wall, CG, Hughes, SG, Mecklenberg, SL, Meyer, TJ, and Erickson, BW. "Synthesis of redox derivatives of lysine and their use in solid-phase synthesis of a light-harvesting peptide." Tetrahedron 51.4 (1995): 1093-1106.