The structure-activity relationship of several mu selective opioid peptides has been evaluated on the basis of both experimental and theoretical approaches. The conformations of Tyr-D-Ala-Phe-Gly-NH2, the tetrapeptide N-fragment of dermorphin, and two analogues have been studied in solution by 1H NMR spectroscopy. The physicochemical environment inside the receptor has been simulated by complexing the peptides with a crown ether and dissolving the complexes in chloroform. The family of conformations derived from the NMR data possesses most of the features previously proposed for mu agonists and is fully consistent with an original model of the mu receptor based on the structures of many rigid opiates. As a simple test of this model, the synthesis of a linear peptide with significant mu activity in spite of the absence of Tyr1 is reported.
|Titolo:||A 500-MHz proton nuclear magnetic resonance study of μ opioid peptides in a simulated receptor environment|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1987|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|