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A detailed view is presented of the effects of one round of 20 cycles of restrained least-squares refinement of rubreythrin in which a trans peptide between Gly78 and Ile79 converts to a cis conformation automatically. While the ω angle for the peptide changes by nearly 180°, the maximum shift in any atomic position is 1.32 Å. The peptide converts by passing through a non-ideal structure containing a nearly linear C—­N—Cα bond angle. The overall motion is not possible for real or virtual molecular models with ideal bond lengths, angles and torsion angles. Strengthening the stereochemical bond length and bond angle restraints halts the structural change.

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