Synthesis and invitro evaluation of [leu13]porcine motilin fragments
Macielag, Mj × Peeters, Tl Konteatis, Zd Florance, Jr Depoortere, Inge Lessor, Ra Bare, La Cheng, Ys Galdes, A #
Pergamon-elsevier science ltd
Peptides vol:13 issue:3 pages:565-569
Several peptide fragments representing N-terminal, C-terminal, and internal sequences of [Leu13]porcine motilin ([Leu13]pMOT) were synthesized using Fmoc solid phase methodology. Peptides were assayed for motilin receptor binding activity in a rabbit antrum smooth muscle preparation and for stimulation of contractile activity in segments of rabbit duodenum. In vitro activity was directly correlated with motilin receptor binding affinity for all f Leu13]pMOT fragments examined. N-Terminal fragments of just over half the length of the native peptide are nearly equipotent as full-length motilin. These results suggest that the N-terminal segment, together with residues from the mid-portion of the molecule, constitutes the bioactive portion of pMOT. The C-terminal segment, in contrast, contributes little to receptor binding affinity or in vitro activity.