Fluorescent derivatives of bovine neurotensin 8-13 fragment were prepared. For N-terminal labelling, 4-[7-hydroxycoumaryl]acetic acid (Hca), 4-[7-methoxycoumaryl]acetic acid (Mca) and 2-amino-3-[4-[7-methoxycoumaryl]]propionic acid (Amp) were used while the C-terminus of the peptide chain was elongated with Amp. The fluorescence excitation and emission spectra of the peptide derivatives were studied. Hca- and Mca/Amp-derivatives were easily distinguishable because of the 60 nm shift of their emission maxima. Compared with the natural sequence, the presence of an N-terminal label did not influence the biological potency in a longitudinal muscle strip of guinea-pig ileum, while labelling at the C-terminus considerably reduced the activity of the peptide.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||International Journal of Peptide Research and Therapeutics|
|Publication status||Published - jan. 1 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Analytical Chemistry
- Molecular Medicine
- Drug Discovery