Thesis / Dissertation

Developing peptidomimetic ligands for relaxin family peptide receptors

undefined Praveen, Mohammed Hossain (ed.)

Published : 2020


Relaxin family peptides that target G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), have important therapeutic applications (e.g., heart failure, fibrosis, cancer, and disorders related to psychiatry, drug addiction, eating, or colon motility). However, these family peptides have an insulin-like complex heterodimeric structure that is difficult to produce and modify to improve their pharmacokinetic properties (e.g., half-life). I have carried out structure-activity relationship (SAR) studies on these peptides leading to the generation of simplified agonists and/antagonists for the GPCRs, RXFP1, RXFP3, and RXFP4. These novel peptides are easier to prepare in larger yields and retain high affinity for th..

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