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A novel neuropeptide Y analog, N-acetyl [Leu28,Leu31]neuropeptide Y-(24-36), with functional specificity for the presynaptic (Y2) receptor


We have carried out functional and in vitro studies on a novel analog of neuropeptide Y which shows selectivity for the prejunctional or neuropeptide Y Y2 receptor. In anaesthetised rats N-acetyl [Leu28,Leu31]neuropeptide Y-(24-36) attenuates cardiac vagal action (a prejunctional or neuropeptide Y Y2 action) and has no significant pressor effects (postjunctional or neuropeptide Y Y1 action). In the human neuroblastoma cell line (SMS-KAN) which expresses and endogenous Y2-like neuropeptide Y receptor, N-acetyl [Leu28,Leu31]neuropeptide Y-(24-36) competes with peptide YY for binding sites with an IC50 of 0.5 +/- 0.1 nM. In contrast in a fibroblast Chinese hamster ovary cell line which expresses the cloned human neuropeptide Y Y1 receptor and is used to study changes in cytosolic calcium evoked by (a neuropeptide Y Y1 effect), N-acetyl [Leu28,Leu31]neuropeptide Y-(24-36) showed no activity even at high concentrations. The steric structure for this novel compound has been determined using proton nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and it is consistent with the C-terminal end of published structures of neuropeptide Y. We suggest acetylation and amino acid substitutions stabilise the molecule and allow it to bind only to the neuropeptide Y Y2 receptor.

Type Journal
ISBN 0014-2999 (Print)
Authors Potter, E. K.;Barden, J. A.;McCloskey, M. J.;Selbie, L. A.;Tseng, A.;Herzog, H.;Shine, J. :
Published Date 1994-01-01
Published Volume 267
Published Issue 3
Published Pages 253-62
Status Published in-print
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