Blank-CTA is the perfect control for use with peptide CTA conjugates such as: SP-CTA and Neurotensin-CTA. The sequence of the non-targeted peptide of this molecule is an 11-amino acid, randomly mixed version of the sequence of melanocyte-stimulating hormone, with amino acid residues that are typical of peptides that bind to G-protein-coupled receptors. Examination of the peptide sequence using NCBI/BLAST reveals no homologous sequences. In short, Blank-CTA is the perfect control molecule for behavioral experiments with our targeted CTA conjugates.
Blank-CTA serves as a control for peptide-targeted CTA conjugates.