The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

[3H][D-Ser2(O-tert-butyl),Leu5]enkephalyl-Thr6 and [D-Ser2(O-tert-butyl),Leu5]enkephalyl-Thr6(O-tert-butyl). Two new enkephalin analogs with both a good selectivity and a high affinity toward delta-opioid binding sites.

Insertion of bulky tertiobutyl groups into the sequence of [D-Ser2,Leu5]enkephalyl-Thr6 leads to a conformationally induced large increase in selectivity toward rat brain delta-opioid binding sites, as shown by the ratio of apparent affinities for mu and delta receptors of [D-Ser2(O-tert-butyl),Leu5]enkephalyl-Thr6,KI(mu)/KI(delta) = 130, and [D-Ser2(O-tert-butyl),Leu5]enkephalyl-Thr6 (O-tert-butyl),KI(mu)/KI(delta) = 280. In addition to a selectivity similar to that of the cyclic compounds [D-Pen2, D-Pen5]enkephalin and [D-Pen2,L-Pen5]enkephalin, the affinity of [3H][D-Ser2(O-tert-butyl),Leu5]enkephalyl-Thr6 for the delta sites of rat brain membranes is significantly better (KD = 2.2 nM) than that of [3H][D-Pen2,D-Pen5]enkephalin (KD approximately 8.5 nM). Therefore, [3H][D-Ser2(O-tert-butyl),Leu5]enkephalyl-Thr6 seems to be the most appropriate delta-probe currently available for binding studies. Moreover, the lipophilic and protected peptide [D-Ser2(O-tert-butyl),Leu5]enkephalyl-Thr6(O-tert-butyl) behaves as the most specific ligand for the delta-opioid binding sites and appears appropriate for in vivo investigations. The inactive analogue [D-Thr2(O-tert-butyl),Leu5]enkephalyl-Thr6 might serve as a negative control in biochemical or pharmacological studies.[1]


WikiGenes - Universities