SYNTHESIS AND OPIATE ACTIVITY OF HUMAN β‐ENDORPHIN ANALOGS WITH VARIOUS CHAIN LENGTHS

Hin‐Wing ‐W Yeung, Donald Yamashiro, Wen‐Chang ‐C Chang, Choh Hao Li

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Abstract

The synthesis of βh‐endorphin* ‐(1–15), ‐(1–21), ‐(1–26), ‐(1–28) and ‐(1–29) have been accomplished by the solid‐phase method. The opiate activities of the peptides were measured in the guinea pig ileum assay. Their relative potencies were βh‐endorphin (βh‐EP), 1.00; Met‐enkephalin, 0.25; βh‐EP‐(1–15), 0.17; βh‐EP‐(1–21), 0.46; βh‐EP‐(1–26), 0.48; βh‐EP‐(1–28), 0.89; βh‐EP‐(1–29), 1.04.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-46
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Peptide and Protein Research
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1978
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • guinea pig ileum
  • solid phase synthesis
  • β‐endorphin
  • β‐lipotropin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry

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