Improved Fmoc Synthesis of Bradykinin
Abstract:Two arginine side-chain protecting groups, NG-4-methoxy-2,3,6-trimethylbenzensulfonyl group (Mtr) and NG- 2,2,5,7,8-pentamethylchroman-6-sulfonyl (Pmc), have been investigated at both the Arg1 and/or Arg9 position of the bioactive peptide, Bradykinin using Fluorenylmethyloxycarbonyl (Fmoc) Solid Phase Peptide Synthesis. A more efficient synthesis of the peptide has been found when a combination of Arg(Mtr) is present at position 1 and Arg(Pmc) is present at position 9 giving a cleaved pure yield of 52%.
Keywords: Acetonitrile; Bradykinin; DMF; EDT; Fmoc-L-amino acids; IEA; NMR spectroscopy; Phenomenexguard column; RP-HPLC; Rink resin; TBTU; TOF; drug delivery; fmoc solid phase peptide synthesis; ninhydrin test
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: September 1, 2011
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