Dehydrophenylalanine having the Z-configuration (delta Phe) and D-Phe were incorporated in positions 3 and/or 5 into dermorphin-(1-5)-peptide amide (H-Tyr-D-Ala-Phe-Gly-Tyr-NH2) in order to study the effect of structure or configurational changes. On GPI preparation, whereas the activity of [L-Phe5]-pentapeptide was fourfold higher than parent peptide and comparable to that of dermorphin, the substitution of Phe3 by its D-enantiomer was barely tolerated. The pentapeptides containing delta Phe in positions 3 and/or 5 displayed even lower potency: particularly the unsaturation at position 3 alone or at position 3 and 5 was very detrimental to mu activity.

Dehydro-dermorphins. I. Influence of the stereo-orientation of aromatic groups in dermorphin-(1-5)-peptides to opioid activity

BALBONI, GIANFRANCO;
1986

Abstract

Dehydrophenylalanine having the Z-configuration (delta Phe) and D-Phe were incorporated in positions 3 and/or 5 into dermorphin-(1-5)-peptide amide (H-Tyr-D-Ala-Phe-Gly-Tyr-NH2) in order to study the effect of structure or configurational changes. On GPI preparation, whereas the activity of [L-Phe5]-pentapeptide was fourfold higher than parent peptide and comparable to that of dermorphin, the substitution of Phe3 by its D-enantiomer was barely tolerated. The pentapeptides containing delta Phe in positions 3 and/or 5 displayed even lower potency: particularly the unsaturation at position 3 alone or at position 3 and 5 was very detrimental to mu activity.
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