Open J Clin Diagn 2013 Jun;3(2):37-51
Angiogenesis Core Facility, Radiation Oncology Branch, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, USA.
The gut hormone apelin is a major therapeutic focus for several diseases involving inflammation and aberrant cell growth. We investigated whether apelin-36 contained alternative bioactive peptides associated with normal physiology or disease. Amino acid sequence analysis of apelin-36 identified an amidation motif consistent with the formation of a secondary bioactive peptide (SCNH2). Read More