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Thirty-nine human LH (hLH) isoforms were chromatographically separated from human pituitary extracts using a mild purification procedure which consisted of preparative isoelectric focusing, high-performance ion-exchange chromatography and immobilized metal-affinity chromatography. Twenty of these hLH isoforms were characterized by LH radioreceptor assay,(More)
The structure/function relationship of salmon calcitonin (sCT) analogues was investigated in heterologous calcitonin receptor (CTR) expression systems. sCT analogues with progressive amino-terminal truncations intermediate of sCT-(1-32) to sCT-(8-32) were examined for their ability to act as agonists, antagonists, or inverse agonists. Two CTR cell clones,(More)
Accumulating evidence supports the existence of nonthyroidal calcitonin (CT)-like peptides, more similar to fish CTs, which may act as endogenous regulators of CT receptors in brain and other tissues. In this study, we have carried out large-scale extractions from Sprague-Dawley rat brain diencephalon and pituitary, and purified a novel, biologically(More)
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