The ligand receptor interactions involving the C-terminal moiety of kinin B(2) receptor antagonists Icatibant (H-DArg-Arg-Pro-Hyp-Gly-Thi-Ser-Dtic-Oic-Arg-OH), MEN 11270 (H-DArg-Arg-Pro-Hyp-Gly-Thi-c(Dab-Dtic-Oic-Arg)c(7gamma-10alpha)) and a series of analogs modified in position 10 were investigated by radioligand-binding experiments at the wild type (WT) and at the Ser(111)Ala and Ser(111)Lys mutant human kinin B(2) receptors. Icatibant and [Lys(10)]-Icatibant maintained the same high affinity towards the three receptors. For Icatibant-NH(2), [Ala(10)]-Icatibant, MEN 11270 and [Glu(10)]-MEN 11270, the changes in affinity at the WT and Ser(111)Lys receptors indicated that the presence of a net positive or negative charge at the C-terminal moiety of these peptides caused a decrease in affinity to the WT receptor and that Ser(111) residue is in proximity of the side chain of residue 10. The changes in affinity measured with [desArg(10)]-Icatibant and [desArg(10)]-Icatibant-NH(2), moreover, confirmed that a C-terminal charge compensation between the positive charge of Arg(10) side chain and the C-terminal free carboxylic function favours a high affinity interaction.
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