Gunnar Lindeberg

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The binding of the 2 cyclic lactam MSH (4-10) analogues (MTII, SHU9119), and 5 cyclic [Cys4, Cys10] alpha-MSH analogues were tested on cells transiently expressing the human MC1, MC3, MC4 and MC5 receptors. The results indicate a differential importance of the C-terminal (Lys-Pro-Val) and N-terminal (Ser-Tyr-Ser) of cyclic [Cys4, Cys10] alpha-MSH analogues(More)
Endomorphin-1 (EM-1) and endomorphin-2 (EM-2) represent two opioid active tetrapeptides with high affinity and selectivity for the mu-opioid (MOP) receptor. Both EM-1 and EM-2 exhibit strong inhibition of pain signals in the central nervous system (CNS). In contrast to these compounds, the undecapeptide substance P (SP) facilitates pain influx in the CNS.(More)
Some of the biological effects demonstrated after administration of substance P (SP) in vivo can indirectly be attributed to the fragmentation of the undecapeptide to its N-terminal bioactive fragment SP(1-7). This heptapeptide (H-Arg-Pro-Lys-Pro-Gln-Gln-Phe-OH) is a major bioactive metabolite from SP that frequently exerts similar biological effects as the(More)
We have recently identified a specific binding site for the tachykinin peptide substance P (SP) fragment SP(1-7) in the rat spinal cord. This site appeared very specific for SP(1-7) as the binding affinity of this compound highly exceeded those of other SP fragments. We also observed that endomorphin-2 (EM-2) exhibited high potency in displacing SP(1-7)(More)
Expression of the gastrin-releasing peptide receptor (GRPR) in prostate cancer suggests that this receptor can be used as a potential molecular target to visualize and treat these tumors. We have previously investigated an antagonist analog of bombesin (D-Phe-Gln-Trp-Ala-Val-Gly-His-Sta-Leu-NH2, RM26) conjugated to 1,4,7-triazacyclononane-N,N',N''-triacetic(More)
Recent site directed mutagenesis studies on the melanocortin 1 (MC1) receptor have indicated the importance of D117 and H260 amino acid residues for the binding of alpha-MSH (melanocyte stimulating hormone). Here, we report the testing of 12 cyclic and linear MSH peptides on the D117A and H260A mutant receptors. Moreover, we constructed a double mutant(More)
Repeated injections of des-tyrosine1-gamma-endorphin (DT gamma E) to rats subjectively increased sensitivity to handling. After 8 days of treatment, the animals were supersensitive to a low dose of morphine in the foot-shock test. Acute treatment with DT gamma E gave no significant increase in morphine sensitivity. The results indicate that DTgammaE given(More)
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