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  • N-Terminal 2,3-diaminopropionic acid (Dap) peptides as efficient methylglyoxal scavengers to inhibit advanced glycation endproduct (AGE) formation.

N-Terminal 2,3-diaminopropionic acid (Dap) peptides as efficient methylglyoxal scavengers to inhibit advanced glycation endproduct (AGE) formation.

Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry (2009-03-06)
N André Sasaki, Maria Concepcion Garcia-Alvarez, Qian Wang, Ludmila Ermolenko, Gisèle Franck, Naïma Nhiri, Marie-Thérèse Martin, Nicolas Audic, Pierre Potier
ABSTRACT

2,3-Diaminopropionic acid (Dap) and N-terminal Dap peptides have been found to inhibit in vitro protein-modifications by methylglyoxal (MG), one of the highly reactive alpha-dicarbonyl compounds. MG scavenging potency of the newly synthesized N-terminal Dap peptides is demonstrated by RP-HPLC, SDS-PAGE and non-denaturing PAGE analysis, assays for enzymatic activity and cell viability study and was compared with that of known AGE inhibitors, such as aminoguanidine, pyridoxamine, metformin and carnosine. Two addition products of MG and L-Dap-L-Leu are separated by HPLC and their chemical structures are characterized by (1)H and (13)C NMR spectroscopy to indicate that both of them are pyrazines derived from 2 molecules of MG and 1 molecule of L-Dap-L-Leu. Mutagenic activities of L-Dap-L-Leu and L-Dap-L-Val and their metabolites according to the Ames assay are found to be negative.

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