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Int J Pept Protein Res. 1996 Aug;48(2):200-7.

Synthesis of phospho-urodilatin by combination of global phosphorylation with the segment coupling approach.

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Niedersächsisches Institut für Peptid-Forschung (IPF), Hannover, Germany.


The chemical synthesis of biologically active phosphorylated urodilatin (CDD/ANP-95-126) was achieved by using a strategy of coupling protected peptide segments in solution. Three protected peptide segments corresponding to urodilatin (1-14) with side chain-unprotected Ser10, (15-24) and (25-32) were prepared manually using Fmoc chemistry on an aminopropyl polystyrene resin with the super acid-labile HMPB linker. For the coupling of segments, the carboxy group of the C-terminal segment (25-32) was converted into the tert-butyl ester by treatment with TBTA. The protected peptide segments were coupled in the presence of EDC/HOOBt or TBTU/HOBt to yield fully protected urodilatin with a free hydroxy function at Ser10. Introduction of the phosphate was performed with Et2NP(OtBu)2 and tetrazole followed by oxidation of the phosphite. Alternatively, a prephosphorylated protected segment (1-14) was used in the segment condensation. Our investigations indicate that both pathways, phosphorylation of protected urodilatin in solution and use of a prephosphorylated building block, are suitable methods to obtain a large phosphopeptide of high purity without formation of H-phosphonates or other by-products.

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