The material exhibiting immunoreactivity for vasoactive intestinal peptide in guinea-pig enteric nerves has been characterized by high-performance liquid chromatography in three modes: reversed-phase, cation-exchange and gel permeation. In each case a major portion of the material contained in acetic acid extracts of guinea-pig gut showed the same chromatographic properties as the synthetic porcine peptide of defined amino acid sequence. It is therefore concluded that this immunoreactive material is authentic vasoactive intestinal peptide. The study illustrates a number of the problems encountered in attempting to characterize, and measure reliably, peptides in tissue extracts.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Chromatography B: Biomedical Sciences and Applications|
|Publication status||Published - 7 Dec 1984|