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Degradation of CCK-4 and -8 by purified synaptic membranes was followed by measuring the fluorescence of tryptophan released from the peptides after separation of degradation products by HPLC. For enkephalins and related fragments, the release of tyrosine was monitored using the same method. Kinetics of hydrolysis of CCK-like peptides indicated a rapid(More)
Solubilization of rat synaptic membranes by Triton X-100, followed by DEAE-cellulose chromatography allowed the identification of different CCK-8 cleaving enzymes. The first one (in the order of elution) removed the N-terminal aspartic acid residue of CCK-8 and was active on L-aspartic acid beta naphtylamide, suggesting that a corresponded to an(More)
Degradation of CCK-8, CCK-4, and related peptides by a crude synaptosomal fraction of rat brain was investigated by monitoring the tryptophan fluorescence of reaction products after HPLC fractionation. At 20 degrees C, the half disappearance time was 52 min for CCK-8, 35 min for unsulphated CCK-8, 20 min for unsulphated CCK-7, 6 min for(More)
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