Journal article

Distinct distribution of immunoreactive dynorphin and leucine enkephalin in various populations of isolated adrenal cromaffin cells.

M Dumont, R Day, S Lemaire

Life Sci | Published : 1983

Abstract

The distribution of immunoreactive-dynorphin (ir-Dyn) in isolated subpopulations of bovine adrenal chromaffin cells was examined and compared with that of adrenaline (A), noradrenaline (NA) and ir-Leucine-Enkephalin (ir-Leu-Enk). Using a stepwise bovine serum albumin (BSA) gradient, various populations of catecholamine-storing cells were separated and designated as cell layers I, II and III. Cell layer I contained more NA than A; cell layer II contained slightly more A than NA whereas cell layer III was highly enriched in A. The original cell preparation contained 2.9 times more ir-Leu-Enk than ir-Dyn (4.7 and 1.6 pmoles per 10(6) cells, respectively). After separation of the cells on BSA gr..

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