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Synthesis and Evaluation of Stabilized and Selective Neuromedin U-1 Receptor Agonists.
ACS Med Chem Lett 2018 May 23;9(5):496-501. Epub 2018 Apr 23.
Research Group of Organic Chemistry, Departments of Chemistry and Bioengineering Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium.

Chemical space screening around Phe in opioid peptides: Modulating µ versus δ agonism by Suzuki-Miyaura cross-couplings.
Bioorg Med Chem Lett 2018 May 12. Epub 2018 May 12.
Research Group of Organic Chemistry, Departments of Bioengineering Sciences and Chemistry, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium. Electronic address:

Indoloazepinone-Constrained Oligomers as Cell-Penetrating and Blood-Brain-Barrier-Permeating Compounds.
Chembiochem 2018 Apr 28;19(7):696-705. Epub 2018 Feb 28.
Research Group of Organic Chemistry, Departments of Chemistry and Bioengineering Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050, Brussels, Belgium.


Development of potent and proteolytically stable human neuromedin U receptor agonists.
Eur J Med Chem 2018 Jan 14;144:887-897. Epub 2017 Dec 14.
Research Group of Organic Chemistry, Departments of Chemistry and Bioengineering Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050, Brussels, Belgium. Electronic address:

Antimicrobial peptides in frog poisons constitute a molecular toxin delivery system against predators.
Nat Commun 2017 Nov 14;8(1):1495. Epub 2017 Nov 14.
Amphibian Evolution Lab, Biology Department, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050, Elsene, Belgium.

χ-Space Screening of Dermorphin-Based Tetrapeptides through Use of Constrained Arylazepinone and Quinolinone Scaffolds.
ACS Med Chem Lett 2017 Nov 4;8(11):1177-1182. Epub 2017 Oct 4.
Research Group of Organic Chemistry, Departments of Chemistry and Bioengineering Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium.



Bifunctional peptide-based opioid agonist/nociceptin antagonist ligand for dual treatment of nociceptive and neuropathic pain.
Pain 2017 Mar;158(3):505-515
aInserm, UMR-S 1144, Paris, France bParis-Descartes University, UMR-S 1144, Paris, France cParis-Diderot University, UMR-S 1144, Paris, France dResearch Group of Organic Chemistry, Departments of Chemistry and Bio-engineering Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium eAssistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Lariboisière Hospital, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Paris, France fDepartment of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Institute of Pharmacy and Center for Molecular Biosciences Innsbruck (CMBI), University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria gAssistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Lariboisière Hospital, Department of Medical and Toxicological Critical Care, Paris, France.

Hydrazone Linker as a Useful Tool for Preparing Chimeric Peptide/Nonpeptide Bifunctional Compounds.
ACS Med Chem Lett 2017 Jan 1;8(1):73-77. Epub 2016 Nov 1.
Department of Neuropeptides, Mossakowski Medical Research Centre Polish Academy of Sciences , 5 Pawińskiego Str., 02-106 Warsaw, Poland.


Synthesis and binding characteristics of [(3)H]neuromedin N, a NTS2 receptor ligand.
Neuropeptides 2016 Jun 8;57:15-20. Epub 2015 Dec 8.
Department of Neuropeptides, Mossakowski Medical Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, 5 Pawinskiego Street, 02106 Warsaw, Poland; Department of Pharmacodynamics, Centre for Preclinical Research and Technology, Medical University of Warsaw, 1B Banacha Str., 02-106 Warsaw, Poland. Electronic address:

Mixed α/β-Peptides as a Class of Short Amphipathic Peptide Hydrogelators with Enhanced Proteolytic Stability.
Biomacromolecules 2016 Feb 25;17(2):437-45. Epub 2016 Jan 25.
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Drug Analysis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel , Laarbeeklaan 103, B-1090 Brussels, Belgium.


T3P-Promoted, Mild, One-Pot Syntheses of Constrained Polycyclic Lactam Dipeptide Analogues via Stereoselective Pictet-Spengler and Meyers Lactamization Reactions.
Org Lett 2015 Sep 31;17(18):4482-5. Epub 2015 Aug 31.
Research Group of Organic Chemistry, Departments of Chemistry and Bio-Engineering Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel , Pleinlaan 2, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium.



Synthesis of fused 3-aminoazepinones via trapping of a new class of cyclic seven-membered allenamides with furan.
Org Lett 2014 Jul 9;16(14):3712-5. Epub 2014 Jul 9.
Research Group of Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Department of Bio-engineering Sciences, Faculty of Science and Bio-engineering Sciences and ‡Department of General Chemistry, Vrije Universiteit Brussel , Pleinlaan 2, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium.


Highly diastereoselective synthesis of 1-carbamoyl-4-aminoindoloazepinone derivatives via the Ugi reaction.
Org Lett 2013 Nov 25;15(22):5866-9. Epub 2013 Oct 25.
Department of Organic Chemistry, Vrije Universiteit Brussel , Pleinlaan 2, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium , and Institute of Organic Chemistry , Polish Academy of Sciences, Kasprzaka Str. 44/52, 01-224 Warsaw, Poland.

A combinatorial approach to the structure elucidation of a pyoverdine siderophore produced by a Pseudomonas putida isolate and the use of pyoverdine as a taxonomic marker for typing P. putida subspecies.
Biometals 2013 Aug 23;26(4):561-75. Epub 2013 Jul 23.
Research Group Microbiology, Department of Bioengineering Sciences, VIB Department of Structural Biology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium.





Conformationally constrained opioid ligands: the Dmt-Aba and Dmt-Aia versus Dmt-Tic scaffold.
Bioorg Med Chem Lett 2009 Jan 19;19(2):433-7. Epub 2008 Nov 19.
Department of Organic Chemistry, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium.

Endomorphin-2 with a beta-turn backbone constraint retains the potent micro-opioid receptor agonist properties.
J Med Chem 2008 Jan 7;51(1):173-7. Epub 2007 Dec 7.
Institute of Biochemistry, Biological Research Center of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Temesvári krt. 62., H-6726 Szeged, Hungary.



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