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What's the main difference between vasopressin and desmopressin?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Modified amino acids

Vasopressin is a naturally occuring peptide hormone - a chain of Amino Acids linked together. Desmopressin is a synthetic peptide with substitution of two different Amino Acids (cystine at the 1 position is changed to a deaminated form; and the arginine at the 8 position is the d form instead of the l form used in all naturally occuring peptides and proteins).

In brief: Modified amino acids

Vasopressin is a naturally occuring peptide hormone - a chain of Amino Acids linked together. Desmopressin is a synthetic peptide with substitution of two different Amino Acids (cystine at the 1 position is changed to a deaminated form; and the arginine at the 8 position is the d form instead of the l form used in all naturally occuring peptides and proteins).
Dr. Susan Wingo
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