Syntheses are described of two bradykinin-like kinins isolated from Vespa analis (G-R-P-P-G-F-S-P-F-R-V-I, VSK-A) and Vespa tropica (G-R-P-Hyp-G-F-S-P-F-R-V-V, VSK-T) and of their cyclic analogues. Linear dodecapeptides were prepared by the solid-phase procedure based on Fmoc-chemistry, and cyclization was carried out by the diphenyl-phosphorazide method. Peptides were characterized by amino acid analysis, optical rotation, analytical HPLC and FAB-MS, The conformational features of the cyclic and linear kinins were determined by circular dichroism measurements in water, 95% trifluoroethanol and 8 M guanidinium chloride. Consistent with previous findings, preliminary pharmacological experiments on smooth muscle preparations showed that cyclic wasp kinins were 50-100 times less potent than their linear analogues. Moreover, cyclo-VSK-A and cyclo-VSK-T behave like kininase inhibitors by preventing the degradation of straight kinins. (C) Munksgaard 1995.

Cyclic Analogs of Wasp Kinins From Vespa-analis and Vespa-tropica

GOBBO, MARINA;BIONDI, LAURA;FILIRA, FERNANDO;ROCCHI, RANIERO;
1995

Abstract

Syntheses are described of two bradykinin-like kinins isolated from Vespa analis (G-R-P-P-G-F-S-P-F-R-V-I, VSK-A) and Vespa tropica (G-R-P-Hyp-G-F-S-P-F-R-V-V, VSK-T) and of their cyclic analogues. Linear dodecapeptides were prepared by the solid-phase procedure based on Fmoc-chemistry, and cyclization was carried out by the diphenyl-phosphorazide method. Peptides were characterized by amino acid analysis, optical rotation, analytical HPLC and FAB-MS, The conformational features of the cyclic and linear kinins were determined by circular dichroism measurements in water, 95% trifluoroethanol and 8 M guanidinium chloride. Consistent with previous findings, preliminary pharmacological experiments on smooth muscle preparations showed that cyclic wasp kinins were 50-100 times less potent than their linear analogues. Moreover, cyclo-VSK-A and cyclo-VSK-T behave like kininase inhibitors by preventing the degradation of straight kinins. (C) Munksgaard 1995.
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.
Pubblicazioni consigliate

Caricamento pubblicazioni consigliate

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/11577/2510881
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus ND
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 16
social impact