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Eur J Pharmacol. 1997 Jul 23;331(2-3):285-93.

Properties of a new radioiodinated antagonist for human vasopressin V2 and V1a receptors.

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Unité INSERM 469, Centre CNRS-INSERM de Pharmacologie-Endocrinologie, Montpellier, France.

Abstract

A vasopressin receptor antagonist, [1-(beta-mercapto-beta,beta-pentamethylenepropionic acid), 2-o-ethyl-D-tyrosine, 4-valine, 9-tyrosylamide] arginine vasopressin (d(CH2)5[o-ethyl-D-Tyr2,Val4,Tyr-NH9(2)]AVP), has been prepared. This antagonist is a potent antiantidiuretic, antivasopressor and antioxytocic peptide with pA2 values of 7.69-7.94 and affinities of 1.12-11.0 nM. When radioiodinated at the phenyl moiety of the tyrosylamide residue at position 9, this peptide was demonstrated to bind to vasopressin V2 and V1a receptors with a dissociation constant of 0.22-0.75 nM. This ligand is a good tool for further studies on human vasopressin V2 receptor localization and characterization, when used in combination with a selective vasopressin V1a ligand.

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