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Isolation and primary structure of adrenocorticotropin from several species of whale.

Authors
  • Kawauchi, H
  • Muramoto, K
  • Ramachandran, J
Type
Published Article
Journal
International journal of peptide & protein research
Publisher
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Nov 01, 1978
Volume
12
Issue
5
Pages
318–324
Identifiers
PMID: 217846
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The isolation of adrenocorticotropin (ACTH) from fin (Balaenoptera physalus), sei (Blaenoptera borelis) and sperm (Physeter catodon) whale pituitaries is described. Their primary structures have been elucidated by the fluorescein isothiocyanate method and revealed to be identical to the structure of the human hormone. Fin whale exhibited an identical steroidogenic activity to that of the porcine hormone.

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