Preparation and characterization of specifically tritiated adrenocorticotropin

Ramachandran, J. ; Behrens, Catherine (1977) Preparation and characterization of specifically tritiated adrenocorticotropin Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - General Subjects, 496 (2). pp. 321-328. ISSN 0304-4165

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The catalytic dehalogenation of iodinated derivatives of corticotropin in the presence of tritium was investigated. In 0.1 M acetic acid, complete and rapid removal of iodine was achieved in the presence of freshly prepared palladium or palladium oxide as catalyst, but the specific radioactivity of the product was only 10-20% of the theoretically attainable value. Synthetic human corticotropin containing a 3,5-diiodo tyrosine in position 23 in place of tyrosine was successfully dehalogenated in solvent mixture 0.1 M acetic acid : hexamethylphosphoramide : di dimethylformamide (1:10:90, v/v) in the presence of palladium oxide and calcium carbonate. The product was obtained in 30% yield after purification by carboxymethyl cellulose chroatography. The tritiated hormone had a specific radioactivity of 46 Ci/mmol (80% of the theoretical value) and was as potent as synthetic human corticotropin in stimulating steroidogenesis and lipolysis.

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