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Hypotensive action of synthetic fragments of parathyroid hormone.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7205637     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Parathyroid hormone (PTH) and its N-terminal 1-34 fragment were shown to be hypotensive in dogs. In this study, synthetic bovine PTH fragments containing the N-terminal amino acids 1-34, 24-34, 24-28 and 25-27 [bPTH-(1-34), bPTH-(24-34), bPTH-(24-28) and bPTH-(24-27)] were synthesized and tested for hypotensive activity in dogs. bPTH-(1-34) is the most potent of these. The tripeptide is ineffective at doses as high as 2 mg/kg. bPTH-(24-34) and bPTH-(24-28) exhibited hypotensive activity but were less effective than bPTH-(1-34). A decrease in chain length decreased the hypotensive activity. The maximum response produced by bPTH-(1-34) was greater than that of either bPTH-(24-34) or bPTH-(24-28). The maximum responses, however, of bPTH-(24-34) and bPTH-(24-28) were similar. Another striking difference between bPTH-(1-34) and the other two effective fragments was the duration of action. Whereas the action of bPTH-(1-34) at ED50 lasted for up to 6 min the action of bPTH-(24-34) and bPTH-(24-28) lasted for less than 1 min. The hypotensive effect of these three bPTH fragments was not affected by propranolol, phentolamine, atropine, promethazine or cimetidine. In the perfused rat hindlimb, bPTH-(24-28) produced log dose-related sustained vasodilation.
P K Pang; M C Yang; T E Tenner; J K Chang; M Shimizu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics     Volume:  216     ISSN:  0022-3565     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pharmacol. Exp. Ther.     Publication Date:  1981 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-05-13     Completed Date:  1981-05-13     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376362     Medline TA:  J Pharmacol Exp Ther     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  567-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Antihypertensive Agents / chemical synthesis,  pharmacology*
Blood Pressure / drug effects
Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
Hormones / chemical synthesis,  pharmacology*
Parathyroid Hormone / pharmacology*
Peptides / pharmacology
Structure-Activity Relationship
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antihypertensive Agents; 0/Hormones; 0/Parathyroid Hormone; 0/Peptides

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