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Phosphorus (V) porphyrin diaxially substituted with Leu-enkephalin


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Synthesis of the first phosphorus (V) porphyrin-peptide conjugate was successfully accomplished. A biologically active peptide, leucine enkephalin, was constructed on the phosphorus atom of the 5,10,15,20-meso-tetraphenylporphinato dichlorophosphorus (V) chloride. The method involved solution phase peptide synthesis. The first C-terminal amino acid in the sequence of the peptide was axially attached to the porphyrin through a linker, 3-aminopropanol, and the remainder of leucine enkephalin was synthesized by subsequent additions of amino acids. Leucine enkephalin-P(V) porphyrin conjugate represents a new group of compounds, and its synthesis broadens potential applications of P(V) porphyrine, e.g. in photodynamic therapy.










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1 - 9 - 2004
1 - 9 - 2004


  • Department of Chemistry, University of Idaho, 83844, Moscow, ID, USA
  • Department of Chemistry, University of Idaho, 83844, Moscow, ID, USA


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