Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2003 Jan 6;13(1):111-3.

Development of an orexin-2 receptor selective agonist, [Ala(11), D-Leu(15)]orexin-B.

Author information

  • 1Banyu Tsukuba Research Institute, Banyu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Okubo-3, Tsukuba 300-2611, Ibaraki, Japan.

Abstract

Investigation of L-alanine and D-amino acid replacement of orexin-B revealed that three L-leucine residues at the positions of 11, 14, and 15 in orexin-B were important to show selectivity for the orexin-2 receptor (OX(2)) over the orexin-1 receptor (OX(1)). L-Alanine substitution at position 11 and D-leucine substitution at positions 14 and 15 maintained the potency of orexin-B to mobilize [Ca(2+)](i) in CHO cells expressing the OX(2), while their potency for the OX(1) was significantly reduced. In combined substitutions, we identified that [Ala(11), D-Leu(15)]orexin-B showed a 400-fold selectivity for the OX(2) (EC(50)=0.13nM) over OX(1) (EC(50)=52nM). [Ala(11), D-Leu(15)]orexin-B is a beneficial tool for addressing the functional roles of the OX(2).

PMID:
12467628
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk