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Amphibian bombesin-like peptide. Stimulates smooth muscle contraction, gastrin release, gastric acid and pancreatic secretion, and suppresses food intake in vivo.
(Modifications: X = Glp, Met-9 = C-terminal amide)
|Storage||Desiccate at -20°C|
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Tocris products are intended for laboratory research use only, unless stated otherwise.
|Solubility||Soluble to 1 mg/ml in 0.25% acetic acid|
References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
Endean et al (1975) Parallel bioassay of bombesin and litorin, a bombesin-like peptide from the skin of Litoria aurea. Br.J.Pharmacol. 55 213 PMID: 1201379
Kulkosky and Gibbs (1982) Litorin suppresses food intake in rats. Life Sci. 31 685 PMID: 6290821
Lin et al (1995) Comparison of the peptide structural requirements for high affinity interaction with bombesin receptors. Eur.J.Pharmacol. 294 55 PMID: 8788416
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Peptides Involved in Appetite Modulation Scientific Review
Written by Sonia Tucci, Lynsay Kobelis and Tim Kirkham, this review provides a synopsis of the increasing number of peptides that have been implicated in appetite regulation and energy homeostasis; putative roles of the major peptides are outlined and compounds available from Tocris are listed.