Specific polyclonal antibodies to the carboxyl terminus of [Met]enkephalin-Arg6-Gly7-Leu8.


The octapeptide Tyr-Gly-Gly-Phe-Met-Arg-Gly-Leu was recently isolated from bovine adrenal chromaffin granules and serves as a marker for proenkephalin from which it is derived. Polyclonal antisera which are highly specific for the carboxyl terminus have been raised against the synthetic peptide. The only significant cross-reactivity was with the 18.2-k Da and 5.3-k Da enkephalin-containing peptides (EC peptides) which contain the octapeptide at their carboxyl termini and the [des-Tyr] and [des-Tyr-Gly] congeners of the octapeptide. Extracts of bovine adrenal medulla and rat spinal cord were shown to contain significant amounts of the octapeptide, the two larger EC peptides, and the two smaller congeners.

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@article{Lahm1983SpecificPA, title={Specific polyclonal antibodies to the carboxyl terminus of [Met]enkephalin-Arg6-Gly7-Leu8.}, author={Herr W. Lahm and Louise Gerber and Laura Brink and Deborah L Kilpatrick and Sidney Udenfriend}, journal={Archives of biochemistry and biophysics}, year={1983}, volume={225 2}, pages={422-9} }