ISOLATION AND PRIMARY STRUCTURE OF ADRENOCORTICOTROPIN FROM SEVERAL SPECIES OF WHALE

Hiroshi Kawauchi, Koji Muramoto, J. Ramachandran

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    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)318-324
    Number of pages7
    JournalInternational Journal of Peptide and Protein Research
    Volume12
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1978 Jan 1

    Keywords

    • adrenocorticotropin
    • fluorescein isothiocyanate method
    • primary structure
    • whale

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biochemistry

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