Iu A Kovalitskaia

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Tritium-labeled synthetic fragments of human adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) [3H]ACTH (11-24) and [3H]ACTH (15-18) with a specific activity of 22 and 26 Ci/mmol, respectively, were obtained. It was found that [3H]ACTH (11-24) binds to membranes of the rat adrenal cortex with high affinity and high specificity (Kd 1.8 +/- 0.1 nM). Twenty nine fragments of(More)
The effect of beta-endorphin on 2-, 4- and 8-cell embryo development in vitro was studied. It is shown, that hormone has no effect on 2-cell embryos development, but it has enhanced viability of 4- and 8-cell mouse embryos. The number ofblastocyst formation increases in presence of 0.1 microM beta-endorphin in embryo cultured medium but the number of(More)
Research results of the synthetic decapeptide SLTCLVKGFY (the author's term is immunorphin) corresponding to the 364-373 sequence of G heavy-chain human immunoglobulin are summarized. Special attention is paid to the interaction between immunorphin and a nonopioid (insensitive to the opioid antagonist naloxone) beta-endorphin receptor. Using radioligand(More)
The CH3CO-Lys-Lys-Arg-Arg-NH2 peptide (the author has named it protectin) was synthesized, and its activity was studied during different stress actions. Protectin was found to normalize the content of corticosterone and adrenalin in adrenal glands and blood after its intranasal administration to rats one day before a cold or heat shock, or hypobaric hypoxia(More)
The tritium-labeled selective agonist of the nonopioid beta-endorphin receptor the decapeptide immunorphin ([3H]SLTCLVKGFY) with a specific activity of 24 Ci/mmol was prepared. It was shown that [3H]immunorphin binds with a high affinity to the non-opioid beta-endorphin receptor of mouse peritoneal macrophages (Kd 2.4 +/- 0.1 nM). The specific binding of(More)
We found that the tritium-labeled synthetic ACTH-like octapeptide leucocorticotropin corresponding to the 81-88 sequence of the precursor of human interleukin-1alpha ([3H]GKVLKKRR) is bound by the ACTH receptor of rat adrenal cortex with a high affinity and specificity (Kd 2.2 +/- 0.1 nM). This peptide was shown to exert no effect on the adenylate cyclase(More)
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