Binding of simple peptides, hormones, and neurotransmitters by calmodulin.

We have prepared a fluorescent conjugate of porcine calmodulin with 5-(dimethylamino)-1-naphthalene-sulfonyl chloride that is highly sensitive to both calcium binding and protein binding. We have used the fluorescence of this conjugate in addition to the intrinsic peptide fluorescence to show that adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), beta-endorphin, glucagon… (More)