A Japanese research team have made one of the longest peptides to date utilizing the Biotage® Syro Wave™ automated peptide synthesizer, published in Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. The 80-mer, called NPGL (Neurosecretory Protein GL), is a neuropeptide precursor expressed in birds' brains and is involved in the growth process in chicks.
Kazuyoshi Ukena, Eiko Iwakoshi-Ukena, Shusuke Taniuchi, Yuki Bessho, Sho Maejima, Keiko Masuda, Kenshiro Shikano, Kunihiro Kondo, Megumi Furumitsu, Tetsuya Tachibana, 2014. Identification of a cDNA encoding a novel small secretory protein, neurosecretory protein GL, in the chicken hypothalamic infundibulum. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 446 (2014) 298–303.
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