A ganglioneuroblastoma was excised at surgery from a 1-yr-old girl with severe watery diarrhea. The tumor, weighing 1 g, was extracted in trifluoracetic acid and contained 8.3 nmol immunoreactive vasoactive intestinal peptide. The peptide was isolated by affinity chromatography and high pressure liquid chromatography and was found to be identical to porcine vasoactive intestinal peptide by amino acid analysis and microsequence analysis.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
- Clinical Biochemistry
- Biochemistry, medical