C D Orford

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The intracellular mechanisms of action of alpha-MSH in rat adrenocortical cells were examined. When rat adrenal capsule (largely glomerulosa) cells were stimulated with a range of concentrations of alpha-MSH there was significant stimulation of aldosterone secretion at 10(-10) mol/l, although cyclic AMP was not increased until high concentrations of(More)
The effects of vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) on adrenocortical function were investigated using several different preparations of adrenocortical tissue. VIP caused a significant increase in perfusion medium flow rate and in aldosterone and corticosterone secretion by the isolated perfused rat adrenal gland, with a threshold of 1 pmol in 200(More)
A novel method is described for the trace level quantitation of the tripeptide delta-(L-alpha-aminoadipyl)-L-cysteinyl-D-valine (ACV) in complex fermentation media, using a high-performance liquid chromatographic, pre-column derivatisation technique. The procedure is based upon the reaction of the ACV monomer with(More)
An efficient procedure for the isolation of reduced delta-(L-alpha-aminoadipyl)-L-cysteinyl-D-valine (ACV) from culture supernatants of beta-lactam antibiotic-producing microorganisms is described. The method utilises covalent chromatography to isolate thiols from culture broths that have been deproteinised and undergone borohydride reduction. 2-Pyridyl(More)
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