Angiotensin II. Synthesis and Biological Activity of 6-(1-Methylhistidine) and 6-(3-Methylhistidine) Analogs

Philip Needleman, Garland R. Marshall, Jean Rivier

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Abstract

The synthesis and purification of [1-MeHis6]angiotensin II and [3-MeHis6]angiotensin II are described. The [3-MeHis6] analog was about 5% as active as angiotensin II in contracting isolated smooth muscle preparations, as a vasopressor agent, and in releasing prostaglandin from isolated perfused rabbit kidneys. [1-MeHis6]angiotensin II had little or no biological activity. Neither of the analogs had any antagonistic activity. The effect of pH on the uterine sensitivity to histidine analogs and to N-acetyl angiotensin II indicates that neither the state of protonation of the a-amino or imidazole groups nor a conformation charge associated with titration of these groups accounts for the increased sensitivity of the uterus to angiotensin at alkaline pH.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)968-970
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Medicinal Chemistry
Volume16
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1973

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