Thirteen patients with either Addison's disease, or Cushing's disease treated by bilateral adrenalectomy, were infused with the long-acting met-enkephalin analogue DAMME. In patients with Addison's disease significant and pronounced falls in ACTH and N- and C-terminal beta-LPH were seen; chromatography suggested that beta-endorphin fell concomitantly. Three out of four patients with Cushing's disease who had not received pituitary irradiation, also showed a decrease in plasma ACTH and N- and ...Expand abstract
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The effects of a met-enkephalin analogue on ACTH, beta-LPH, beta-endorphin and MET-enkephalin in patients with adrenocortical disease.
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