• Elaref Ratemi Jubail Industrial College


Objectives: The objective of this research was to design and prepare natriuretic peptide clearance receptor (NPR-C) clearance receptor antagonists with potential therapy for achondroplasia, an autosomal dominant disorder that interferes with the synthesis of the cartilage growth plate of long bones.

Methods: Peptides were synthesized by the standard solid-phase peptide synthesis (SPPS) protocol on Rink resin using the N-Fmoc/t-butyl protection methodology. Biological activity of NPR-C antagonists was assessed using ATDC5 cells.

Results: SPPS rapidly generated many crude compounds with purities exceeding 80%. The synthesized ligands were further purified by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS), and their identities were confirmed by MS and nuclear magnetic resonance. Ligands with nanomolar potencies were obtained.

Conclusion: Structure-activity relationship studies resulted in a good selection of stable, low nanomolar, and linear NPR-C antagonists.

Keywords: Natriuretic peptides, Clearance receptor, Achondroplasia, Osteocrin, Structure-activity relationship, Antagonists.

Author Biography

Elaref Ratemi, Jubail Industrial College
Department of Chemical and Process Engineering Technology


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How to Cite
Ratemi, E. “SYNTHESIS OF POTENT ANTAGONISTS FOR THE NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE CLEARANCE RECEPTOR”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 10, no. 11, Nov. 2017, pp. 387-91, doi:10.22159/ajpcr.2017.v10i11.20146.
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