Author(s): Locardi E, Mullen DG, Mattern RH, Goodman M
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Abstract This paper reports a detailed conformational characterization in solution by 1H-NMR in H2O and DMSO-d6 and molecular modeling simulations of cyclic peptides containing the RGDDV pharmacophore and the RGDY(Me)R pharmacophore. These two pentapeptide sequences when properly constrained in cyclic peptides are low to sub-nanomolar inhibitors of integrin alpha(v)beta3. The peptides containing the RGDDY(Me)R sequence bind potently to integrin alphaIIb3 as well. The conformations found in H2O and in DMSO-d6 solutions are valuable for the design of peptidomimetics of these two pharmacophores. The structure-activity relationships of the RGDDV and RGDY(Me)R pharmacophores within cyclic peptides are discussed. Specifically, the orientation of surface-accessible chemical features on the ligand, such as hydrophobic, positive and negative ionizable groups, which are considered to be responsible for the desired biological activity, is focused on.
This article was published in J Pept Sci
and referenced in Translational Medicine