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Author(s): Valldosera, M
Monso, M
Xavier, C
Raposinho, P
Correia, JDG
Santos, I
Gomes, P
Title: Comparative study of chemical approaches to the solid-phase synthesis of a tumor-seeking alpha-MSH analogue
Issue Date: 2008
Abstract: The synthesis of a cyclic melanocortin analogue (H-pz-beta Ala-Nle-cyclo[Asp-His-DPhe-Arg-Trp-Lys]-NH(2)), where the Boc-protected derivative of a metal-chelating pyrazolyl ligand (pz) was inserted as N-terminal residue, was addressed by several different Fmoc/tBu and Boc/Bzl solid-phase strategies. On-resin cyclization was achieved immediately following incorporation of Asp, by condensation of the Asp side chain carboxyl with the Lys side chain primary amine after selective and simultaneous removal of side chain protecting groups. The success of the synthesis was highly dependent on the chemical strategy employed, with Boc/Bzl chemistry giving the best results. On the light of our findings, Fmoc/tBu strategies are not advantageous for the solid-phase synthesis of this particular type of lactam-bridged peptides. Last, but not least, the target peptide was recently found to have promising tumor-seeking properties (J Biol Inorg Chem 13:449-459, 2008).
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: openAccess
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