Synthetic peptide SLTCLVKGFY competes with beta-endorphin for naloxone-insensitive binding sites on rat brain membranes.

The synthetic decapeptide Ser-Leu-Thr-Cys-Leu-Val-Lys-Gly-Phe-Tyr (termed immunorphin) corresponding to the sequence 364-373 of the CH3 domain of human immunoglobulin G heavy chain and its synthetic fragment VKGFY were found to compete with 125I-labeled beta-endorphin for high-affinity naloxone-insensitive binding sites on membranes isolated from the rat… CONTINUE READING