Derivatives of the δ opioid receptor selective peptide Tyr-Tic-Phe-Phe-OH (TIPP) containing a p-bromoacetamide moiety on the phenyl ring of Phe3 or Phe4 were prepared by solid phase synthesis. [Phe(p-NHCOCH2Br)4]TIPP exhibited high affinity for cloned δ receptors (IC50 = 5.4 nM), and incubation with only 2.5 nM resulted in 85% wash resistant inhibition of radioligand binding to δ receptors. Therefore, this peptide is a potent affinity label for further study of δ opioid receptors.
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- Molecular Medicine
- Drug Discovery