Gamma-3-MSH and beta-endorphin in monkey pituitary.

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  • The content and extent of processing of gamma-3-MSH and beta-endorphin were determined in the anterior (AL) and intermediate (IL) lobes of three monkey pituitaries. The peptides existed in equimolar amounts in each lobe. The processing of gamma-3-MSH paralleled that of beta-endorphin in each lobe; the primary products in AL were beta-lipotropin and a 9K form of gamma MSH, whereas in IL the predominant products were N-acetyl-beta-endorphin and gamma-3-MSH.
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    Author List

  • Meador-Woodruff J; Knobloch M; Vaudry H; Seidah NG; Watson SJ; Akil H
  • Start Page

  • 307
  • End Page

  • 310
  • Volume

  • 75