Degradation of [3H]beta-endorphin in rat plasma is increased with chronic stress.

With a number of acute stressors beta-endorphin is released into plasma. It is unclear if beta-endorphin is converted into any other biologically active products, nor is it clear if the rate or pathways of degradation are changed during chronic stress. To explore these issues, we incubated [3H]beta-endorphin h labeled in positions 1 and 27 with plasma from… CONTINUE READING