The new decapeptide SB-75 (INN: Cetrorelix) has been characterized as a potent antagonist of luteinizing-hormone releasing hormone (LH-RH). Such derivatives are of great medicinal interest owing to their potential application in areas such as hormone-dependent tumors, uterine fibroids, and in diseases and conditions which result from inappropriate hormone levels or which can be treated by suppression of estrogens. SB-75 is the subject of intensive ongoing clinical evaluation and is an accepted standard for the design of new LH-RH antagonists. We characterized SB-75 by means of modern MS and NMR techniques to demonstrate the significance of both sequencing methods on a complicated unnatural decapeptide. Our structural elucidations with nuclear Overhauser (NOE) experiments revealed clear evidence for a highly flexible molecule with no single predominant conformation even in sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) mimicking a cellular membrane.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||International journal of peptide and protein research|
|State||Published - Mar 1994|
- NMR spectroscopy
- mass spectrometry
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