Analogs of Luteinizing Hormone-Releasing Hormone Containing Derivatives of Phenylalanine in Place of Tyrosine

David H. Coy, Esther J. Coy, Andrew V. Schally

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Abstract

The protected decapeptides pyroglutamyl-N im-benzylhistidyltryptophyl-O-benzylseryl-O-methyltyrosyl- glycylleucyl-NG-tosylarginylprolylglycine amide and pyroglutamylhistidyltryptophyl-O-benzylseryl-p nitrophenylalanylglycylleucyl-NG-tosylarginylprolylglycine amide were synthesized by solid-phase methods. They were converted to [5-(p-methoxyphenylalanine)]-LH-RH and [5-(p-nitrophenylalanine)]-LH-RH by reaction with sodium in liquid ammonia and anhydrous hydrogen fluoride, respectively Treatment of the p-nitrophenylalanine-protected peptide with sodium in liquid ammonia resulted in both the reduction of the nitro group to an amino group and the removal of the protecting groups to give [5-(p-aminophenylalanine)]-LH-RH in good yield. These analogs were assayed in vivo against pure natural LH-RH and found to possess the following LH-releasing activities: [5-(p-aminophenylalanine)]-LH-RH, 37%; [5-(p-methoxyphenylalanine)]-LH-RH, 24%; [5-(p-nitrophenylalanine)]-LH-RH, 5%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)827-829
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Medicinal Chemistry
Volume16
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 1973
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Drug Discovery

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