Octapeptide vs Octreotide - What's the difference?

octapeptide | octreotide |


As nouns the difference between octapeptide and octreotide

is that octapeptide is an oligopeptide having eight amino acids while octreotide is (pharmacy) an octapeptide that mimics natural somatostatin pharmacologically, though it is a more potent inhibitor of growth hormone, glucagon and insulin than the natural hormone.

octapeptide

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • An oligopeptide having eight amino acids.
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  • , passage=a , COS-7 cells were transfected with expression plasmids directing the expression of each of the indicated PrP deletion mutants (green, octapeptide repeats; red, globular domain; SS, signal sequence). }}

    octreotide

    English

    Noun

    (-) (wikipedia octreotide)
  • (pharmacy) An octapeptide that mimics natural somatostatin pharmacologically, though it is a more potent inhibitor of growth hormone, glucagon and insulin than the natural hormone.