CCK-4 Acetate

Tetracosactide is a synthetic peptide, which corresponds to the first 24 amino acids of the naturally occurring hormone ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone). It stimulates the adrenal cortex to produce corticosteroids, mineralocorticoids, and, to a lesser extent, androgens.

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ExplanationCholecystokinin 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.
Synonyms/AliasCCK-4; CCK4; CCK 4; Gastrin Tetrapeptide; Cholecystokinin Octapeptide (5-8); Cholecystokinin Tetrapeptide; Gastrin (14-17) (human)
ApplicationCCK-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.
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