Study on the influence of tyrosine deprotonation on the myotropic action of angiotensin II

Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
E Escher, G Guillemette


The influence of phenolic tyrosine ionization in angiotensin II on the myotropic action of this peptide has been investigated in vitro on rabbit aortic strips. [Sar1, Tyr4]angiotensin II and [Sar1, (4'-amino) Phe4]angiotensin II (as a reference which cannot undergo the same ionization) were tested over a pH range from 6.8 to 9.0 and their activities compared. The results clearly indicate that angiotensin II with a deprotonated phenolic hydroxyl group on Tyr in position 4 is not the most active or only active form of angiotensin II.

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