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Protein & Peptide Letters

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ISSN (Print): 0929-8665
ISSN (Online): 1875-5305

Solid Phase Synthesis of a Glycopeptide Analogue Using the Acid Sensitive 4-Methoxybenzhydryl Bromide Resin

Author(s): Theodore Tselios, Konstantinos Kelaidonis, Amalia Resvani, Konstantinos Prousalis, John Matsoukas and Theodore Tsegenidis

Volume 15 , Issue 1 , 2008

Page: [1 - 5] Pages: 5

DOI: 10.2174/092986608783330323

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Abstract

A convenient solid phase synthesis of a Thrombin Receptor Glycopeptide Mimetic analogue namely, 1-OMethyl- 2-N-{1’-(argininocarbonyl)-4’-[(4’’-fluoro)-benzylamido]-cyclohexane}-glucosamine using Fmoc/tBu methodology and the 4-Methoxybenzhydryl bromide resin is described. The synthesized analogue was purified by Reverse Phase High Performance Liquid Chromatography (RP-HPLC) and was identified by Electron Spray Ionization-Mass Spectrometry (ESI-MS) and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR). The synthetic protocol introduced for the first time successfully the acid sensitive 4-Methoxybenzhydryl bromide resin as a scaffold for the synthesis of glycopeptides resulting in high yield reactions. This synthetic procedure could be a general one for the convenient synthesis of such glyco compounds as the method was used for the first time to glycosylate a non peptide mimetic of an important protein sequence, in particular of the thrombin receptor active site S42FLLR46.

Keywords: Glycopeptides, glycoproteins, 4-Methoxybenzhydryl bromide resin (MDMR-Br), Fmoc/tBu solid phase synthesis, glucosamine

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