New active series of growth hormone secretagogues.

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Guerlavais V, Boeglin D, Mousseaux D, Oiry C, Heitz A, Deghenghi R, Locatelli V, Torsello A, Ghe C, Catapano F, Muccioli G, Galleyrand JC, Fehrentz JA, Martinez J

New active series of growth hormone secretagogues.

J Med Chem. 2003 Mar 27;46(7):1191-203.

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New growth hormone secretagogue (GHS) analogues were synthesized and evaluated for growth hormone releasing activity. This series derived from EP-51389 is based on a gem-diamino structure. Compounds that exhibited higher in vivo GH-releasing potency than hexarelin in rat (subcutaneous administration) were then tested per os in beagle dogs and for their binding affinity to human pituitary GHS receptors and to hGHS-R 1a. Compound 7 (JMV 1843, H-Aib-(d)-Trp-(d)-gTrp-formyl) showed high potency in these tests and was selected for clinical studies.(1)

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