Effects of newly synthesized analogs of MIF-1 containing unnatural amino acids on electrically evoked smooth muscle contractions.

Abstract

New MIF-1 (Pro-Leu-Gly-NH2) analogs containing unnatural amino acids such as L-canavanine (Cav) and L-cysteic acid S-(2-aminoethyl)amide (sLys) have been synthesized and in vitro experiments were performed to study their action on neurotransmission in target tissues with adrenergic and cholinergic neurotransmission. The experiments were carried out on electrically stimulated proximal guinea pig ileum (GPI) and the prostatic part of rat and rabbit vasa deferentia (VDR, VDRabb). The present results show that the newly synthesized Cav2-MIF and sLys2-MIF might affect electrically evoked smooth muscle contractions.

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@article{Pajpanova1999EffectsON, title={Effects of newly synthesized analogs of MIF-1 containing unnatural amino acids on electrically evoked smooth muscle contractions.}, author={Tamara I. Pajpanova and Adriana I. Bocheva and Evgeny Golovinsky}, journal={Methods and findings in experimental and clinical pharmacology}, year={1999}, volume={21 9}, pages={591-4} }