Ten neuropeptides were measured by RIA in human cerebrospinal fluid obtained from 30 normal volunteers. The levels of seven peptides (corticotropin releasing factor, adrenocorticotropin, vasoactive intestinal peptide, somatostatin, beta-endorphin, beta-lipotropin, and the N-terminal fragment of proopiomelanocortin) were highly, positively correlated with one another. This result is consistent with the hypothesis that cerebrospinal fluid levels of these seven peptides are a function of some common regulatory factor, such as shared release into the cerebrospinal fluid.
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- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
- Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)