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Title: Comparison of the biological activity of canine and porcine motilin in rabbit
Authors: Peeters, T L ×
Bormans, Vera
Matthijs, Gert
Vantrappen, Gaston #
Issue Date: Feb-1987
Series Title: Regulatory peptides. vol:15 issue:4 pages:333-9
Abstract: The biological activity of porcine and canine motilin was studied in rabbits by establishing dose-response curves of both peptides using two different methods. The dissociation constant, obtained from the displacement of iodinated porcine motilin by canine motilin was 0.6 +/- 0.3 nM, versus 1.2 +/- 0.4 nM for porcine motilin. For the 13-norleucine and 13-leucine analogues of porcine motilin a value of 0.8 +/- 0.3 nM was obtained. Both motilins were almost equipotent in stimulating the in vitro contractile response of longitudinal smooth muscle strips: half-maximal effect was achieved at a concentration of 1.0 +/- 0.1 nM for canine versus 1.3 +/- 0.2 nM for the 13-norleucine analogue of porcine motilin. We conclude that porcine and canine motilin have a comparable bioactivity in the rabbit, although canine motilin is slightly more effective. The motilin receptor is probably specific for the N-terminal portion which is identical in both molecules.
ISSN: 0167-0115
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Clinical Genetics Section (-)
Department of Human Genetics - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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