Inhibitory analogues of luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LH-RH) were prepared with formyl-D-Trp1, acetyl-D-Trp1, valeryl-D-Trp1, tartaryl-D-Trp1, diacetyl-tartaryl-D-Trp1, acetyl-Gly1, and acetyl-Sar1 successively replacing the position one in the analogue [D-Trp1, D-p-Cl-Phe2, D-Trp3, D-Phe6, D-Ala10]-LH-RH. The formyl-D-Trp1 and acetyl-D-Trp1 analogues yielded 100% blockade of ovulation at the 10 μg dose; the others were less potent and inhibited ovulation at the 50 μg dose. The inhibitory potency seems to correlate with the polarity of the acyl group.
- Inhibition of ovulation
- LH-RH inhibitors
- Solid phase peptide synthesis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience