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The opiate receptor and opioid peptides

The opiate receptor and opioid peptides

Journal of Neurochemistry 28(1): 13-20

The present knowledge about the opiate receptor and opioid peptides was reviewed. The opiate receptor is sculpted for a normally occurring morphine-like peptide, enkephalin, a neurotransmitter or neuromodulator of neuronal pathways in the brain that may mediate pain perception among other functions. The opiate receptor and other neurotransmitter receptors display several similarities such as differential modes of binding for agonists and antagonists, and selective influences of ions on binding which may relate to ionic mechanisms in synaptic transmission. Studies on rats and other animals were discussed.

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DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-4159.1977.tb07703.x

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