Development of a specific extracted radioimmunoassay for methionine enkephalin in human plasma and cerebrospinal fluid.

A sensitive extracted radioimmunoassay for methionine enkephalin (met-enkephalin) has been developed which allows measurement of its concentration in human plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The first evidence for the existence of met-enkephalin in the circulation of man is described and its presence in CSF confirmed. The susceptibility of the methionine… (More)