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Peptides containing N(alpha)-methylamino acids exhibit interesting therapeutic profiles and are increasingly recognized as potentially useful therapeutics. Unfortunately, their synthesis is hampered by the high price and nonavailability of many N(alpha)-methylamino acids. An efficient and practical three-step procedure for selective N-methylation of(More)
N(alpha)-Methylamino acid containing peptides exhibit interesting therapeutic profiles and are increasingly recognized as potentially useful therapeutics. Unfortunately, their synthesis is hampered by the high price and unavaibility of many N(alpha)-methylamino acids. An efficient and practical preparation of(More)
[reaction: see text] We report highly efficient two-step procedures for the synthesis of 1,3-oxazole-, thiazole-, and imidazole-containing peptides on solid phase from dipeptides composed of C-terminal threonine, serine, cysteine, or diaminopropionic acid by using different cyclodehydration procedures followed or preceded by oxidation. The methods are(More)
The cyclic somatostatin analogue cyclo[Pro(1)-Phe(2)-D-Trp(3)-Lys(4)-Thr(5)-Phe(6)] (L-363,301) displays high biological activity in inhibiting the release of growth hormone, insulin, and glucagon. According to the sequence of L-363,301, we synthesized a number of cyclic hexa- and pentapeptides containing nonnatural alpha- and beta-amino acids. The N-(More)
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