Radioimmunoassay of brain peptides: evaluation of a methodology for the assay of beta-endorphin and enkephalin

Rossier, J.; Bayon, A.; Vargo, T.M.; Ling, N.; Guillemin, R.; Bloom, F.

Life Sciences 21(6): 847-852

1977


ISSN/ISBN: 0024-3205
PMID: 916802
DOI: 10.1016/0024-3205(77)90414-3
Accession: 006250965

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Abstract
The brain , showed the last to be the most satisfactory for both .beta.-endorphin and enkephalin. Since .beta.-endorphin was readily hydrolized by brain homogenates with consequent appearance of .alpha.-endorphin, disruption of tissue modifies the content of opioid peptides in brain.