Deamino Oxytocin and 1-γ-Mercaptobutyric Acid-Oxytocin: X-ray Crystallographic Data

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Science  25 Mar 1966:
Vol. 151, Issue 3717, pp. 1552-1553
DOI: 10.1126/science.151.3717.1552


X-ray studies of crystalline deamino-oxytocin (1-β-mercaptopropionic acid-oxytocin) have established the existence of both wet and dry forms. A remarkable degree of similarity exists between the two forms even though there are changes in cell dimensions and space group on drying. The dry form of 1-γ-mercaptobutyric acid-oxytocin is very similar to that of deamino-oxytocin.

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