The Half-Life of Endogenous Immunoreactive ACTH in Rat Plasma

D. M. Cook, M. A. Greer, J. W. Kendall

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A radioimmunoassay for ACTH in the rat, which has previously been shown to provide close agreement with bioassay, was used to determine the disappearance rate of ACTH from the plasma of male rats following hypophysectomy under ether anesthesia. The calculated half-life of the immunoreactive ACTH was 5 min.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)972-974
Number of pages3
JournalProceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1972

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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