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The binding characteristics of the peptide Semax (Met-Glu-His-Phe-Pro-Gly-Pro) to plasma membranes of basal nuclei of the rat forebrain and the dynamics of its degradation during its incubation with these membranes were studied. Binding of the homogeneously labeled [G-3H]Semax was shown to be time-dependent, specific, and reversible. Specific binding of the(More)
Long-lasting behavioural effects of chronic administration of synthetic ACT(4-10) analogue Semax (MEHFPGP) during early neonatal life were studied. The peptide was injected daily intraperitoneally in dose 0.05 mg/kg during the first, second or second-third weeks of postnatal development. It was shown that the peptide injections during the first week lead to(More)
In order to substantiate the feasibility of using the "Semax" neuroprotector in the treatment of optic-nerve diseases its pharmacokinetics in the intranasal administration was studied in experiments with rats; besides, the physical-and-chemical properties of "Semax" were investigated to define the preparation's stability and mobility in the electric field.(More)
The radioactive peptide analogue Semax corresponding to the ACTH(4-10) sequence (Met-Glu-His-Phe-Pro-Gly-Pro) with a molar radioactivity of 56 Ci/mmol labeled with tritium at the C-terminal Pro was prepared. The labeled peptide was used for studying the kinetics of Semax penetration into rat brain and blood after its intranasal administration (50 microg/kg,(More)
The effect of dipeptide Tyr-Pro, present in representatives of most families of opioid peptides, and two its analogs, Tyr-Pro-NH2 and Tyr-Pro-OMe, on analgesic activity was studied in different tests (tail-flick test, tail pinch (Haffner's) test, formalin test, and acetic acid writing test) describing different organization levels of pain sensitivity.(More)
We studied the effect of a fragment of natural dermorphin (DM) precursor Arg-DM and its analogs (Pro-DM, 4Amino-Pro-DM, Mike et-DM, Kre-DM, Arg-[DArg2]-DM, and Arg-[DAla4]-DM after intraperitoneal administration on the functional status of the thermoregulation system in rats. The obtained data demonstrated that the hypothermic and vasomotor effects of(More)
The effect of structural modifications in the molecule of dermorphin on the functional state of thermoregulation of rats under cold, neutral, and hot environment has been studied. Thermoregulatory and vasomotor activities of 43 peptides (fragments and analogs) were tested in comparison with dermorphin. The role of amino acid residues in the second, third,(More)
A tritium-labeled C-terminal fragment of dermorphin (H-Tyr-13,4-3HJPro-Ser-NH2) and its isomer (H-Tyr-D-[3,4-3H]Pro-Ser-NH2) with molar radioactivity of 35 Ci/mmol were synthesized, and their pharmacokinetics and metabolism in rat organs were studied after their intramuscular injections. The tripeptides were detected in the blood only for 5 min after the(More)