Application of a novel design paradigm to generate general nonpeptide combinatorial templates mimicking β-turns: Synthesis of ligands for melanocortin receptors

Thomas R. Webb, Luyong Jiang, Sergey Sviridov, Ruben E. Venegas, Anna V. Vlaskina, Douglas McGrath, John Tucker, Jian Wang, Alain Deschenes, Rongshi Li

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Abstract

We report the further application of a novel approach to template and ligand design by the synthesis of agonists of the melanocortin receptor. This design method uses the conserved structural data from the three-dimensional conformations of β-turn peptides to design rigid nonpeptide templates that mimic the orientation of the main chain C-α atoms in a peptide β-turn. We report details on a new synthesis of derivatives of template 1 that are useful for the synthesis of exploratory libraries. The utility of this technique is further exemplified by several iterative rounds of high-throughput synthesis and screening, which result in new partially optimized nonpeptide agonists for several melanocortin receptors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)704-710
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Combinatorial Chemistry
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2007

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