Purification and characterization of amino-terminal pro-opiocortin peptides from human pituitary glands.

@article{Mclean1981PurificationAC,
  title={Purification and characterization of amino-terminal pro-opiocortin peptides from human pituitary glands.},
  author={Catriona Mclean and James Hope and P. R. Salacinski and Fernando E. Estivariz and Philip J. Lowry},
  journal={Bioscience reports},
  year={1981},
  volume={1 11},
  pages={
          843-9
        }
}
Two cystine-containing peptides isolated from human pituitaries were partially sequenced. The peptides are fragments derived from the amino-terminal of pro-opiocortin (NPOC) and have been chemically characterized as NPOC 1-28 (which lacks gamma-MSH) and NPOC 2-59. Their availability enables us to investigate new putative biological roles for the amino-terminal conserved sequence of pro-opiocortin.