Ruthenium-alkylidene catalysed ring closing metathesis (RCM) provides a convenient method for the synthesis of cyclic dicarba peptide analogues. Sequences devoid of turn-inducing residues, however, can often fail to cyclise. A combination of pseudoproline (IPro) insertion and microwave irradiation can be used to enhance RCM yield in these problematic sequences. This strategy is illustrated in the synthesis of a dicarba human growth hormone (hGH) fragment. The structural changes associated with cystine to dicarba replacement were found to change the metabolic profile of the peptide.
|Pages (from-to)||133 - 144|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||International Journal of Peptide Research and Therapeutics|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|