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CCK-4 Acetate

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CAT#
10-101-74
Synonyms/Alias
CCK-4; CCK4; CCK 4; Gastrin Tetrapeptide; Cholecystokinin Octapeptide (5-8); Cholecystokinin Tetrapeptide; Gastrin (14-17) (human)
CAS No.
35144-91-3
Sequence
H-Trp-Met-Asp-Phe-NH2 acetate
M.W/Mr.
596.71
Molecular Formula
C29H36N6O6S
Source
Synthetic
Long-term Storage Conditions
−20°C
Application
CCK-4 acts primarily in the brain as an anxiogenic. It is commonly used in scientific research to induce panic attacks for the purpose of testing new anxiolytic drugs.
Description
Cholecystokinin tetrapeptide (CCK-4, also PTK7) is a peptide fragment derived from the larger peptide hormone cholecystokinin. CCK-4 acts primarily in the brain as an anxiogenic, although it does retain some GI effects, but not as much as CCK-8 or the full length polypeptide CCK-58.
Areas of Interest
Diseases
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