Identification and preliminary characterization of two human digitalis-like substances that are structurally related to digoxin and ouabain

Uzi Weinberg, Sara Dolev, Moshe M. Werber, Menachem S. Shapiro, Lotan Shilo, Louis Shenkman

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Abstract

In order to characterize the structure of endogenous digitalis-like immunoreactive factor (DLIF), we utilized peritoneal dialysis fluid from patients with chronic renal failure as a source of endogenous digitalis-like immunoreactive factor (DLIF), and subjected it to one-step ion exchange chromatography, followed by one step reverse HPLC. Crude dialysis fluid contained 0.09 ng/ml of DLIF, and using Amberlite XAD-2 chromatography we extracted 110 ng of DLIF from 800 ml of dialysis fluid. By applying this partially purified DLIF to our HPLC system, we discerned tree peaks of DLIF activity, with retention times of 34, 58 and 63 minutes. The first peak overlapped the elution profile of ouabain, and the third peak co-eluted precisely with digoxin. The second DLIF peak was not in proximity to any of the digitalis-like markers employed. Thus, our results indicate that DLIF isolated from peritoneal dialysis fluid exists in three distinct forms, one of which resembles ouabain, and one which is identical to digoxin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1024-1029
Number of pages6
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Volume188
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 16 Nov 1992
Externally publishedYes

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