Oct 3, 2019

Synthesis, characterization and anticonvulsant activity of new series of N-modified analogues of VV-hemorphin-5 with aminophosphonate moiety

Amino Acids
Petar TodorovNadezhda Todorova


A new series of N-modified analogues of the VV-hemorphin-5 with aminophosphonate moiety have been synthesized, characterized and investigated for anticonvulsant activity. The novel peptide analogues were prepared by solid-phase peptide synthesis-Fmoc-strategy and were evaluated in the timed intravenous pentylenetetrazole infusion test (ivPTZ) and 6-Hz psychomotor seizure test in mice. The acute neurological toxicity was determined using the rotarod test. The redox potentials at glass carbonic electrode (GC) and the acid/base properties as pKa values of these peptide analogues were compared with the electrochemical behaviour of tyrosine- and tryptophan-containing peptides using different voltamperometric modes. Among the five tested peptide analogues, V3p was the most active against the ivPTZ test with effect comparable to that of the VV-hemorphin-5 (V1) used as a positive control. Dose-dependent elevation of the seizure threshold for myoclonic twitch and generalized clonic seizures was observed after i.c.v. administration of V2p, V4p and V5p as well as for forelimbs tonus in V4p peptides. The peptide analogues V2p-V5p were able to suppress dose-dependent psychomotor seizures in the 6-Hz test. In contrast, the V6p peptide showed...Continue Reading

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