Polymer and Materials Science
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Chemistry and Pharmacology
In order to further develop structure-activity relationships and to get information about the biological active conformations we synthetized analogues tripeptide to the FR 113680 [Ac- Thr-D-Trp(CHO)-PheNMeBzl; Ac: acethyl], in which the phenylalanine residue was replaced by unconventional amino acids [1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinoline-3-carboxylic acid (Tic); (3aS, 7aS)-octahydroindole-2-carboxylic acid (Oic); (S,S,S)-2-azabiciclo[3.3.0]octane-3-carboxylic acid (Aoc); 3-(1′-naphthyl) alanine (Nap) phenylglicine (Phg); thienylalanine (Thi)]. The biological activity of the peptides was performed on guinea pig ileumfar neurokinin 1 (NK-1) and on rat colon for neurokinin 2 (NK-2). In particular, the replacement of the Phe3 by the Oic (8a) gave an higher antagonist activity in both NK-1 and NK-2 receptors, but no improvement in selectivity with respect to reference tripeptide (FR113680) The compound (8a) represent the first example of highly potent peptides that do not contain an aromatic mi no acid of the third position as had been previously considered essential. © 1995 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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