Previous structure–activity and NMR studies on nociceptin/orphanin FQ (N/OFQ) demonstrated that Aib substitution of Ala7 and/or Ala11 increases the peptide potency through an alpha helix structure induction mechanism. On these bases we synthesised and evaluated pharmacologically in the mouse vas deferens assay a series of N/OFQ-NH2 analogues substituted in position 7 and 11 with Cα,α-disubstituted cyclic, linear and branched amino acids. None of the 20 novel N/OFQ analogues produced better results than [Aib7]N/OFQ-NH2. Thus, this substitution was combined with other chemical modifications known to modulate peptide potency and/or efficacy generating compound 21 [Nphe1Aib7Arg14Lys15]N/OFQ-NH2 (coded as UFP-111), compound 22 [(pF)Phe4Aib7Arg14Lys15]N/OFQ-NH2 (UFP-112) and compound 23 [Phe1Ψ(CH2–NH)Gly2(pF)Phe4Aib7Arg14Lys15]N/OFQ-NH2 (UFP-113). These novel peptides behaved as highly potent NOP receptor ligands showing full (UFP-112) and partial (UFP-113) agonist and pure antagonist (UFP-111) activities in a series of in vitro functional assays performed on pharmacological preparations expressing native as well as recombinant NOP receptors.

Synthesis and biological activity of nociceptin/orphanin FQ analogues substituted in position 7 or 11 with C alpha,alpha-dialkylated amino acids

ARDUIN, Marika
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SPAGNOLO, Barbara
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CALO', Girolamo;GUERRINI, Remo
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CARRA', Giacomo;FISCHETTI, Carmela;TRAPELLA, Claudio;MARZOLA, Erika;REGOLI, Domenico
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SALVADORI, Severo
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2007

Abstract

Previous structure–activity and NMR studies on nociceptin/orphanin FQ (N/OFQ) demonstrated that Aib substitution of Ala7 and/or Ala11 increases the peptide potency through an alpha helix structure induction mechanism. On these bases we synthesised and evaluated pharmacologically in the mouse vas deferens assay a series of N/OFQ-NH2 analogues substituted in position 7 and 11 with Cα,α-disubstituted cyclic, linear and branched amino acids. None of the 20 novel N/OFQ analogues produced better results than [Aib7]N/OFQ-NH2. Thus, this substitution was combined with other chemical modifications known to modulate peptide potency and/or efficacy generating compound 21 [Nphe1Aib7Arg14Lys15]N/OFQ-NH2 (coded as UFP-111), compound 22 [(pF)Phe4Aib7Arg14Lys15]N/OFQ-NH2 (UFP-112) and compound 23 [Phe1Ψ(CH2–NH)Gly2(pF)Phe4Aib7Arg14Lys15]N/OFQ-NH2 (UFP-113). These novel peptides behaved as highly potent NOP receptor ligands showing full (UFP-112) and partial (UFP-113) agonist and pure antagonist (UFP-111) activities in a series of in vitro functional assays performed on pharmacological preparations expressing native as well as recombinant NOP receptors.
2007
Arduin, Marika; Spagnolo, Barbara; Calo', Girolamo; Guerrini, Remo; Carra', Giacomo; Fischetti, Carmela; Trapella, Claudio; Marzola, Erika; Mcdonald, J; Lambert, Dg; Regoli, Domenico; Salvadori, Severo
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