Ultraviolet‐visible spectroscopy has been used as a rapid method to evaluate the hydrophobia interactions between a series of cationic and zwitterionic neuropeptides and dipeptides with the hydrophobia core of two membrane model systems; sodium dodecyl sulfate and lysophosphatidylcholine micelles. If a hydrophobia interaction occurs, a 1−nm bathochromic shift is observed in the uv‐visible spectrum of the aromatic side chains when going from aqueous solution to a micellar solution. The aromatic residues of substance P, bradykinin, and Des‐Arg9 bradykinin all exhibited the 1−nm bathochromic shift in the presence of sodium dodecyl sulfate while those of Met‐enkephalin did not. The opposite effects were observed in the presence of lysophosphatidylcholine micelles. © 1992 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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