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BETA-ENDORPHIN (BE) IS A PEPTIDE COMPOSED OF THE 30 CARBOXYL-TERMINAL RESIDUES…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
3293
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3293
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Imbic Corpon
Po Box 7539 Columbia, MO 65205
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: BETA-ENDORPHIN (BE) IS A PEPTIDE COMPOSED OF THE 30 CARBOXYL-TERMINAL RESIDUES OF BETA-LIPOTROPIN (BLPH).
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $47,736.00
 

Abstract:

BETA-ENDORPHIN (BE) IS A PEPTIDE COMPOSED OF THE 30 CARBOXYL-TERMINAL RESIDUES OF BETA-LIPOTROPIN (BLPH). IT HAS BEEN SHOWN TO BE A NATURALLY OCCURRING OPIATE, AS WELL AS TO POSSESS NONOPIATE RELATED BIOACTIVITY. CURRENT ASSAY TECHNIQUES ARE INADEQUATE DUE TO LACK OF IMMUNOLOGICAL SPECIFICITY RESULTING FROM CROSS-REACTING OF BE AND BLPH WITH THE SAME ANTIBODIES. A SEPARATION METHOD UTILIZING THE SELECTIVITY OF HPLC AND THE SENSITIVITY OF RIA HAS BEEN DEVELOPED, BUT IS LABORIOUS AND COSTLY. WE WILL ATTEMPT TO DEVELOP A SIMPLE, INEXPENSIVE ASSAY KIT BASED ON AN EXTRACTION METHOD USING DISPOSABLE SYRINGE CARTRIDGES AND QUANTITATION BY ELISA TECHNIQUES. THIS NEWLY DEVELOPED ASSAY WILL BE EVALUATED AGAINST THE EXISTING TECHNIQUES. PHASE II STUDIES WILL APPLY THIS NEWLY DEVELOPED ASSAY TO ESTABLISH THE RELATIONSHIP OF BE LEVELS TO MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC PAIN IN THE CANCER PATIENT AND RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS PATIENT.

Principal Investigator:

John mcentire
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Imbic Corp.
P.o. Box 7539 Columbia, MO 65205

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No