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Identification of mesotocin, lysine vasopressin, and phenypressin in the eastern gray kangaroo (Macropus giganteus).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6826050     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The neurohypophysial hormones of the eastern gray kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) have been isolated through molecular sieving and paper chromatoelectrophoresis. One oxytocin-like and two vasopressin-like peptides have been found. These peptides have been characterized by amino acid analysis. Mesotocin ([Ile8]-oxytocin), has been identified both by amino acid composition and by behavior in partition chromatography. Lysine vasopressin has been characterized by amino acid composition and by partial amino acid sequence determination. Phenypressin ([Phe2]-arginine vasopressin) has been identified by amino acid composition. Lysine vasopressin is about twice as abundant as phenypressin. These three peptides have previously been identified in two other macropodids, namely, the red kangaroo and the tammar wallaby, and seem to be present in all the family Macropodidae. The evolution of neurohypophysial hormones is discussed in regard to these results.
M T Chauvet; D Hurpet; J Chauvet; R Acher
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  General and comparative endocrinology     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0016-6480     ISO Abbreviation:  Gen. Comp. Endocrinol.     Publication Date:  1983 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-04-15     Completed Date:  1983-04-15     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370735     Medline TA:  Gen Comp Endocrinol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  63-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Amino Acids / analysis
Arginine Vasopressin / analogs & derivatives*,  analysis
Lypressin / analysis*
Macropodidae / metabolism*
Marsupialia / metabolism*
Oxytocin / analogs & derivatives*,  analysis
Pituitary Gland, Posterior / analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Amino Acids; 113-79-1/Arginine Vasopressin; 30635-27-9/argipressin, Phe(2)-; 362-39-0/mesotocin; 50-56-6/Oxytocin; 50-57-7/Lypressin

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