The Enkephalin-Containing Peptides

  • Sidney Udenfriend
Part of the GWUMC Department of Biochemistry Annual Spring Symposia book series (GWUN)


There are three known genes that code for enkephalin-containing (EC) peptides (Udenfriend and Kilpatrick, 1983). The one coding for proenkephalin is expressed in many tissues. Having characterized many of the proenkephalin products and developed methods for their assay (Udenfriend et al., 1983), and having cloned bovine (Gubler et al., 1982) and rat (Howells et al., 1984) proenkephalin cDNA, we had the tools to investigate the biology of this EC peptide precursor.


Adrenal Medulla Ganglionic Blocking Agent Preproenkephalin mRNA Fraction Number Figure Column Marker 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sidney Udenfriend
    • 1
  1. 1.Roche Institute of Molecular BiologyRoche Research CenterNutleyUSA

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