One of the three major families of endogenous opioid peptides. The enkephalins are pentapeptides that are widespread in the central and peripheral nervous systems and in the adrenal medulla.
One of the endogenous pentapeptides with morphine-like activity. It differs from LEU-ENKEPHALIN by the amino acid METHIONINE in position 5. Its first four amino acid sequence is identical to the tetrapeptide sequence at the N-terminal of BETA-ENDORPHIN.
One of the endogenous pentapeptides with morphine-like activity. It differs from MET-ENKEPHALIN in the LEUCINE at position 5. Its first four amino acid sequence is identical to the tetrapeptide sequence at the N-terminal of BETA-ENDORPHIN.
An enkephalin analog that selectively binds to the MU OPIOID RECEPTOR. It is used as a model for drug permeability experiments.
A delta-selective opioid (ANALGESICS, OPIOID). It can cause transient depression of mean arterial blood pressure and heart rate.
A disulfide opioid pentapeptide that selectively binds to the DELTA OPIOID RECEPTOR. It possesses antinociceptive activity.
One of the three major groups of endogenous opioid peptides. They are large peptides derived from the PRO-OPIOMELANOCORTIN precursor. The known members of this group are alpha-, beta-, and gamma-endorphin. The term endorphin is also sometimes used to refer to all opioid peptides, but the narrower sense is used here; OPIOID PEPTIDES is used for the broader group.
Cell membrane proteins that bind opioids and trigger intracellular changes which influence the behavior of cells. The endogenous ligands for opioid receptors in mammals include three families of peptides, the enkephalins, endorphins, and dynorphins. The receptor classes include mu, delta, and kappa receptors. Sigma receptors bind several psychoactive substances, including certain opioids, but their endogenous ligands are not known.
A class of opioid receptors recognized by its pharmacological profile. Delta opioid receptors bind endorphins and enkephalins with approximately equal affinity and have less affinity for dynorphins.
A class of opioid receptors recognized by its pharmacological profile. Mu opioid receptors bind, in decreasing order of affinity, endorphins, dynorphins, met-enkephalin, and leu-enkephalin. They have also been shown to be molecular receptors for morphine.
A specific opiate antagonist that has no agonist activity. It is a competitive antagonist at mu, delta, and kappa opioid receptors.
A class of opioid peptides including dynorphin A, dynorphin B, and smaller fragments of these peptides. Dynorphins prefer kappa-opioid receptors (RECEPTORS, OPIOID, KAPPA) and have been shown to play a role as central nervous system transmitters.
A kappa opioid receptor agonist. The compound has analgesic action and shows positive inotropic effects on the electrically stimulated left atrium. It also affects various types of behavior in mammals such as locomotion, rearing, and grooming.
An analgesic with mixed narcotic agonist-antagonist properties.
Agents inhibiting the effect of narcotics on the central nervous system.
The principal alkaloid in opium and the prototype opiate analgesic and narcotic. Morphine has widespread effects in the central nervous system and on smooth muscle.
A ZINC-containing exopeptidase primarily found in SECRETORY VESICLES of endocrine and neuroendocrine cells. It catalyzes the cleavage of C-terminal ARGININE or LYSINE residues from polypeptides and is active in processing precursors of PEPTIDE HORMONES and other bioactive peptides.
Morphine derivatives of the methanobenzazocine family that act as potent analgesics.
Derivative of noroxymorphone that is the N-cyclopropylmethyl congener of NALOXONE. It is a narcotic antagonist that is effective orally, longer lasting and more potent than naloxone, and has been proposed for the treatment of heroin addiction. The FDA has approved naltrexone for the treatment of alcohol dependence.
A stable synthetic analog of methionine enkephalin (ENKEPHALIN, METHIONINE). Actions are similar to those of methionine enkephalin. Its effects can be reversed by narcotic antagonists such as naloxone.
A 31-amino acid peptide that is the C-terminal fragment of BETA-LIPOTROPIN. It acts on OPIOID RECEPTORS and is an analgesic. Its first four amino acids at the N-terminal are identical to the tetrapeptide sequence of METHIONINE ENKEPHALIN and LEUCINE ENKEPHALIN.
Compounds with activity like OPIATE ALKALOIDS, acting at OPIOID RECEPTORS. Properties include induction of ANALGESIA or NARCOSIS.
A class of opioid receptors recognized by its pharmacological profile. Kappa opioid receptors bind dynorphins with a higher affinity than endorphins which are themselves preferred to enkephalins.
The endogenous peptides with opiate-like activity. The three major classes currently recognized are the ENKEPHALINS, the DYNORPHINS, and the ENDORPHINS. Each of these families derives from different precursors, proenkephalin, prodynorphin, and PRO-OPIOMELANOCORTIN, respectively. There are also at least three classes of OPIOID RECEPTORS, but the peptide families do not map to the receptors in a simple way.
A narcotic antagonist similar in action to NALOXONE. It is used to remobilize animals after ETORPHINE neuroleptanalgesia and is considered a specific antagonist to etorphine.
Agents that induce NARCOSIS. Narcotics include agents that cause somnolence or induced sleep (STUPOR); natural or synthetic derivatives of OPIUM or MORPHINE or any substance that has such effects. They are potent inducers of ANALGESIA and OPIOID-RELATED DISORDERS.
A narcotic analgesic morphinan used as a sedative in veterinary practice.
A potent inhibitor of membrane metalloendopeptidase (ENKEPHALINASE). Thiorphan potentiates morphine-induced ANALGESIA and attenuates naloxone-precipitated withdrawal symptoms.
Peptides composed of between two and twelve amino acids.
Compounds capable of relieving pain without the loss of CONSCIOUSNESS.
Compounds based on a partially saturated iminoethanophenanthrene, which can be described as ethylimino-bridged benzo-decahydronaphthalenes. They include some of the OPIOIDS found in PAPAVER that are used as ANALGESICS.
Sulfhydryl acylated derivative of GLYCINE.
Enzyme that is a major constituent of kidney brush-border membranes and is also present to a lesser degree in the brain and other tissues. It preferentially catalyzes cleavage at the amino group of hydrophobic residues of the B-chain of insulin as well as opioid peptides and other biologically active peptides. The enzyme is inhibited primarily by EDTA, phosphoramidon, and thiorphan and is reactivated by zinc. Neprilysin is identical to common acute lymphoblastic leukemia antigen (CALLA Antigen), an important marker in the diagnosis of human acute lymphocytic leukemia. There is no relationship with CALLA PLANT.
The inner portion of the adrenal gland. Derived from ECTODERM, adrenal medulla consists mainly of CHROMAFFIN CELLS that produces and stores a number of NEUROTRANSMITTERS, mainly adrenaline (EPINEPHRINE) and NOREPINEPHRINE. The activity of the adrenal medulla is regulated by the SYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM.
Organelles in CHROMAFFIN CELLS located in the adrenal glands and various other organs. These granules are the site of the synthesis, storage, metabolism, and secretion of EPINEPHRINE and NOREPINEPHRINE.
The representation of the phylogenetically oldest part of the corpus striatum called the paleostriatum. It forms the smaller, more medial part of the lentiform nucleus.
The part of CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM that is contained within the skull (CRANIUM). Arising from the NEURAL TUBE, the embryonic brain is comprised of three major parts including PROSENCEPHALON (the forebrain); MESENCEPHALON (the midbrain); and RHOMBENCEPHALON (the hindbrain). The developed brain consists of CEREBRUM; CEREBELLUM; and other structures in the BRAIN STEM.
A 14-amino acid peptide named for its ability to inhibit pituitary GROWTH HORMONE release, also called somatotropin release-inhibiting factor. It is expressed in the central and peripheral nervous systems, the gut, and other organs. SRIF can also inhibit the release of THYROID-STIMULATING HORMONE; PROLACTIN; INSULIN; and GLUCAGON besides acting as a neurotransmitter and neuromodulator. In a number of species including humans, there is an additional form of somatostatin, SRIF-28 with a 14-amino acid extension at the N-terminal.
The distal and narrowest portion of the SMALL INTESTINE, between the JEJUNUM and the ILEOCECAL VALVE of the LARGE INTESTINE.
Progressive diminution of the susceptibility of a human or animal to the effects of a drug, resulting from its continued administration. It should be differentiated from DRUG RESISTANCE wherein an organism, disease, or tissue fails to respond to the intended effectiveness of a chemical or drug. It should also be differentiated from MAXIMUM TOLERATED DOSE and NO-OBSERVED-ADVERSE-EFFECT LEVEL.
A semisynthetic analgesic used in the study of narcotic receptors.
The excretory duct of the testes that carries SPERMATOZOA. It rises from the SCROTUM and joins the SEMINAL VESICLES to form the ejaculatory duct.
A common name used for the genus Cavia. The most common species is Cavia porcellus which is the domesticated guinea pig used for pets and biomedical research.
Genetically identical individuals developed from brother and sister matings which have been carried out for twenty or more generations or by parent x offspring matings carried out with certain restrictions. This also includes animals with a long history of closed colony breeding.
An eleven-amino acid neurotransmitter that appears in both the central and peripheral nervous systems. It is involved in transmission of PAIN, causes rapid contractions of the gastrointestinal smooth muscle, and modulates inflammatory and immune responses.
Injections into the cerebral ventricles.
Striped GRAY MATTER and WHITE MATTER consisting of the NEOSTRIATUM and paleostriatum (GLOBUS PALLIDUS). It is located in front of and lateral to the THALAMUS in each cerebral hemisphere. The gray substance is made up of the CAUDATE NUCLEUS and the lentiform nucleus (the latter consisting of the GLOBUS PALLIDUS and PUTAMEN). The WHITE MATTER is the INTERNAL CAPSULE.
Compounds containing the PhCH= radical.
Introduction of therapeutic agents into the spinal region using a needle and syringe.
Enzymes that act at a free C-terminus of a polypeptide to liberate a single amino acid residue.
A strain of albino rat used widely for experimental purposes because of its calmness and ease of handling. It was developed by the Sprague-Dawley Animal Company.
One of two ganglionated neural networks which together form the ENTERIC NERVOUS SYSTEM. The myenteric (Auerbach's) plexus is located between the longitudinal and circular muscle layers of the gut. Its neurons project to the circular muscle, to other myenteric ganglia, to submucosal ganglia, or directly to the epithelium, and play an important role in regulating and patterning gut motility. (From FASEB J 1989;3:127-38)
Bluish-colored region in the superior angle of the FOURTH VENTRICLE floor, corresponding to melanin-like pigmented nerve cells which lie lateral to the PERIAQUEDUCTAL GRAY.
Analogs or derivatives of morphine.
Substances used for their pharmacological actions on any aspect of neurotransmitter systems. Neurotransmitter agents include agonists, antagonists, degradation inhibitors, uptake inhibitors, depleters, precursors, and modulators of receptor function.
The basic cellular units of nervous tissue. Each neuron consists of a body, an axon, and dendrites. Their purpose is to receive, conduct, and transmit impulses in the NERVOUS SYSTEM.
The interaction of two or more substrates or ligands with the same binding site. The displacement of one by the other is used in quantitative and selective affinity measurements.
A common neoplasm of early childhood arising from neural crest cells in the sympathetic nervous system, and characterized by diverse clinical behavior, ranging from spontaneous remission to rapid metastatic progression and death. This tumor is the most common intraabdominal malignancy of childhood, but it may also arise from thorax, neck, or rarely occur in the central nervous system. Histologic features include uniform round cells with hyperchromatic nuclei arranged in nests and separated by fibrovascular septa. Neuroblastomas may be associated with the opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome. (From DeVita et al., Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology, 5th ed, pp2099-2101; Curr Opin Oncol 1998 Jan;10(1):43-51)
The relationship between the dose of an administered drug and the response of the organism to the drug.
Compounds which inhibit or antagonize biosynthesis or actions of proteases (ENDOPEPTIDASES).
The cells of the body which stain with chromium salts. They occur along the sympathetic nerves, in the adrenal gland, and in various other organs.
Dull or sharp aching pain caused by stimulated NOCICEPTORS due to tissue injury, inflammation or diseases. It can be divided into somatic or tissue pain and VISCERAL PAIN.
A cylindrical column of tissue that lies within the vertebral canal. It is composed of WHITE MATTER and GRAY MATTER.
A neuropeptide of 29-30 amino acids depending on the species. Galanin is widely distributed throughout the BRAIN; SPINAL CORD; and INTESTINES. There are various subtypes of GALANIN RECEPTORS implicating roles of galanin in regulating FOOD INTAKE; pain perception; memory; and other neuroendocrine functions.
Gelatinous-appearing material in the dorsal horn of the spinal cord, consisting chiefly of Golgi type II neurons and some larger nerve cells.
Use of electric potential or currents to elicit biological responses.

Dynorphin A processing enzyme: tissue distribution, isolation, and characterization. (1/1136)

Limited proteolysis of the dynorphin precursor (prodynorphin) at dibasic and monobasic processing sites results in the generation of bioactive dynorphins. In the brain and neurointermediate lobe of the pituitary, prodynorphin is processed to produce alpha and beta neo endorphins, dynorphins (Dyn) A-17 and Dyn A-8, Dyn B-13, and leucine-enkephalin. The formation of Dyn A-8 from Dyn A-17 requires a monobasic cleavage between Ile and Arg. We have identified an enzymatic activity capable of processing at this monobasic site in the rat brain and neurointermediate lobe of the bovine pituitary; this enzyme is designated "dynorphin A-17 processing enzyme." In the rat brain and neurointermediate lobe, a majority of the Dyn A processing enzyme activity is membrane-associated and can be released by treatment with 1% Triton X-100. This enzyme has been purified to apparent homogeneity from the membrane extract of the neurointermediate lobe using preparative iso-electrofocussing in a granulated gel pH 3.5 to 10, FPLC using anion exchange chromatography, and non-denaturing electrophoresis. The Dyn A processing enzyme exhibits a pI of about 5.8 and a molecular mass of about 65 kDa under reducing conditions. The Dyn A processing enzyme is a metalloprotease and has a neutral pH optimum. It exhibits substantial sensitivity to metal chelating agents and thiol agents suggesting that this enzyme is a thiol-sensitive metalloprotease. Specific inhibitors of other metallopeptidases such as enkephalinase [EC 3.4.24.11], the enkephalin generating neutral endopeptidase [EC 3.4.24.15], or NRD convertase do not inhibit the Dyn A processing enzyme activity. In contrast, specific inhibitors of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibit the activity. The purified enzyme is able to process a number of neuropeptides at both monobasic and dibasic sites. These characteristics are consistent with a role for the Dyn A processing enzyme in the processing of Dyn A-17 and other neuropeptides in the brain.  (+info)

Binding properties of C-truncated delta opioid receptors. (2/1136)

AIM: To study the role of C-terminal delta opioid receptor involved in ligand binding affinity and selectivity. METHODS: The 31 amino acid residues of C-terminal truncated delta opioid receptors and the wild-type were expressed stably in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells, respectively. Then the ligand binding properties of the products were studied by receptor binding assay. RESULTS: A typical mutated receptor clone CHO-T and a wild-type receptor clone CHO-W were obtained. The Kd values of [3H] diprenorphine (Dip) and [3H]leucine-2-alanine enkephalin (DADLE) bound to CHO-T were similar to CHO-W. Both the specific [3H]Dip bindings of CHO-T and CHO-W were strongly inhibited by delta selective agonists with similar Ki, but neither by mu nor kappa selective agonists. CONCLUSION: The C-terminal of the delta opioid receptor is not involved in the ligands binding affinity and selectivity.  (+info)

Absence of G-protein activation by mu-opioid receptor agonists in the spinal cord of mu-opioid receptor knockout mice. (3/1136)

1. The ability of mu-opioid receptor agonists to activate G-proteins in the spinal cord of mu-opioid receptor knockout mice was examined by monitoring the binding to membranes of the non-hydrolyzable analogue of GTP, guanosine-5'-O-(3-[35S]thio)triphosphate ([35S]GTPgammaS). 2. In the receptor binding study, Scatchard analysis of [3H][D-Ala2,NHPhe4,Gly-ol]enkephalin ([3H]DAMGO; mu-opioid receptor ligand) binding revealed that the heterozygous mu-knockout mice displayed approximately 40% reduction in the number of mu-receptors as compared to the wild-type mice. The homozygous mu-knockout mice showed no detectable mu-binding sites. 3. The newly isolated mu-opioid peptides endomorphin-1 and -2, the synthetic selective mu-opioid receptor agonist DAMGO and the prototype of mu-opioid receptor agonist morphine each produced concentration-dependent increases in [35S]GTPgammaS binding in wild-type mice. This stimulation was reduced by 55-70% of the wild-type level in heterozygous, and virtually eliminated in homozygous knockout mice. 4. No differences in the [35S]GTPgammaS binding stimulated by specific delta1- ([D-Pen2,5]enkephalin), delta2-([D-Ala2]deltorphin II) or kappa1-(U50,488H) opioid receptor agonists were noted in mice of any of the three genotypes. 5. The data clearly indicate that mu-opioid receptor gene products play a key role in G-protein activation by endomorphins, DAMGO and morphine in the mouse spinal cord. They support the idea that mu-opioid receptor densities could be rate-limiting steps in the G-protein activation by mu-opioid receptor agonists in the spinal cord. These thus indicate a limited physiological mu-receptor reserve. Furthermore, little change in delta1-, delta2- or kappa1-opioid receptor-G-protein complex appears to accompany mu-opioid receptor gene deletions in this region.  (+info)

Antihyperalgesic effects of infection with a preproenkephalin-encoding herpes virus. (4/1136)

To test the utility of gene therapeutic approaches for the treatment of pain, a recombinant herpes simplex virus, type 1, has been engineered to contain the cDNA for an opioid peptide precursor, human preproenkephalin, under control of the human cytomegalovirus promoter. This virus and a similar recombinant containing the Escherichia coli lacZ gene were applied to the abraded skin of the dorsal hindpaw of mice. After infection, the presence of beta-galactosidase in neuronal cell bodies of the relevant spinal ganglia (lacZ-containing virus) and of human proenkephalin (preproenkephalin-encoding virus) in the central terminals of these neurons indicated appropriate gene delivery and expression. Baseline foot withdrawal responses to noxious radiant heat mediated by Adelta and C fibers were similar in animals infected with proenkephalin-encoding and beta-galactosidase-encoding viruses. Sensitization of the foot withdrawal response after application of capsaicin (C fibers) or dimethyl sulfoxide (Adelta fibers) observed in control animals was reduced or eliminated in animals infected with the proenkephalin-encoding virus for at least 7 weeks postinfection. Hence, preproenkephalin cDNA delivery selectively blocked hyperalgesia without disrupting baseline sensory neurotransmission. This blockade of sensitization was reversed by administration of the opioid antagonist naloxone, apparently acting in the spinal cord. The results demonstrate that the function of sensory neurons can be selectively altered by viral delivery of a transgene. Because hyperalgesic mechanisms may be important in establishing and maintaining neuropathic and other chronic pain states, this approach may be useful for treatment of chronic pain and hyperalgesia in humans.  (+info)

Nitrocinnamoyl and chlorocinnamoyl derivatives of dihydrocodeinone: in vivo and in vitro characterization of mu-selective agonist and antagonist activity. (5/1136)

Two 14beta-p-nitrocinnamoyl derivatives of dihydrocodeinone, 14beta-(p-nitrocinnamoylamino)-7,8-dihydrocodeinone (CACO) and N-cyclopropylmethylnor-14beta-(p-nitrocinnamoylamino)- 7, 8-dihydrocodeinone (N-CPM-CACO), and the corresponding chlorocinnamoylamino analogs, 14beta-(p-chlorocinnamoylamino)-7, 8-dihydrocodeinone (CAM) and N-cyclopropylmethylnor-14beta-(p-chlorocinnamoylamino) -7, 8-dihydrocodeinone (MC-CAM), were tested in opioid receptor binding assays and the mouse tail-flick test to characterize the opioid affinity, selectivity, and antinociceptive properties of these compounds. In competition binding assays, all four compounds bound to the mu opioid receptor with high affinity. When bovine striatal membranes were incubated with any of the four dihydrocodeinones, binding to the mu receptor was inhibited in a concentration-dependent, wash-resistant manner. Saturation binding experiments demonstrated that the wash-resistant inhibition of mu binding was due to a decrease in the Bmax value for the binding of the mu-selective peptide [3H][D-Ala2, MePhe4,Gly(ol)5] enkephalin and not a change in the Kd value, suggesting an irreversible interaction of the compounds with the mu receptor. In the mouse 55 degrees C warm water tail-flick test, both CACO and N-CPM-CACO acted as short-term mu-selective agonists when administered by i. c.v. injection, whereas CAM and MC-CAM produced no measurable antinociception at doses up to 30 nmol. Pretreatment of mice for 24 h with any of the four dihydrocodeinone derivatives produced a dose-dependent antagonism of antinociception mediated by the mu but not the delta or kappa receptors. Long-term antagonism of morphine-induced antinociception lasted for at least 48 h after i.c. v. administration. Finally, shifts in the morphine dose-response lines after 24-h pretreatment with the four dihydrocodeinone compounds suggest that the nitrocinnamoylamino derivatives may produce a greater magnitude long-term antagonism of morphine-induced antinociception than the chlorocinnamoylamino analogs.  (+info)

Effect of phosducin on opioid receptor function. (6/1136)

Phosducin (Phd) regulates the function of G proteins by its ability to tightly bind Gbetagamma subunits. Because the internalization of opioid receptors as well as the activity of adenylyl cyclase (AC) activity depends on G proteins, we tested Phd on these parameters. NG 108-15 hybrid cells stably expressing the phosphoprotein were challenged with [D-penicillamine2,D-penicillamine5]enkephalin to inhibit cAMP generation, demonstrating an increased efficacy of the opioid on AC. Studying the binding of [35S]guanosine-5'-O-(gamma-thio)-triphosphate to membranes from Phd overexpressing cells, we found that [D-penicillamine2, D-penicillamine5 ]enkephalin failed, in the presence of Phd (0.1 nM), to elevate incorporation of the nucleotide. Phd also strongly inhibited opioid-stimulated GTPase activity. NG 108-15 cells were also employed to investigate the effect of Phd on opioid receptor internalization. Control cells and cells overexpressing Phd were transiently transfected to express mu-opioid receptors fused to green fluorescence protein. In controls and in Phd overexpressing cells confocal microscopy identified fluorescence associated with the membrane. Time-lapse series microscopy of living control cells challenged with etorphine (1 microM) revealed receptor internalization within 30 min. In contrast, Phd overexpressing cells largely failed to respond to the opioid. Thus, in Phd overexpressing cells, opioids exhibit an increased efficacy despite the inhibitory action of the phosphoprotein on opioid-stimulated incorporation of [35S]guanosine-5'-O-(gamma-thio)-triphosphate. We suggest that inhibition of GTPase stabilizes the opioid-induced G protein Gi-GTP complex, which is believed to enhance AC inhibition. Finally, scavenging of Gbetagamma by Phd attenuates internalization of opioid receptors, which may contribute to the efficacy of opioids.  (+info)

The absence of a direct correlation between the loss of [D-Ala2, MePhe4,Gly5-ol]Enkephalin inhibition of adenylyl cyclase activity and agonist-induced mu-opioid receptor phosphorylation. (7/1136)

Chronic activation of the mu-opioid receptor (MOR1TAG) results in the loss of agonist response that has been attributed to desensitization and down-regulation of the receptor. It has been suggested that opioid receptor phosphorylation is the mechanism by which this desensitization and down-regulation occurs. When MOR1TAG was stably expressed in both neuroblastoma neuro2A and human embryonic kidney HEK293 cells, the opioid agonist [D-Ala2,MePhe4, Gly5-ol]enkephalin (DAMGO) induced a time- and concentration-dependent phosphorylation of the receptor, in both cell lines, that could be reversed by the antagonist naloxone. Protein kinase C can phosphorylate the receptor, but is not involved in DAMGO-induced MOR1TAG phosphorylation. The rapid rate of receptor phosphorylation, occurring within minutes, did not correlate with the rate of the loss of agonist-mediated inhibition of adenylyl cyclase, which occurs in hours. This lack of correlation between receptor phosphorylation and the loss of response was further demonstrated when receptor phosphorylation was increased by either calyculin A or overexpression of the G-protein receptor kinases. Calyculin A increased the magnitude of MOR1TAG phosphorylation without altering the DAMGO-induced loss of the adenylyl cyclase response. Similarly, when mu- and delta-opioid (DOR1TAG) receptors were expressed in the same system, overexpression of beta-adrenergic receptor kinase 2 elevated agonist-induced phosphorylation for both receptors. However, in the same cell lines under the same conditions, overexpression of beta-adrenergic receptor kinase 2 and beta-arrestin 2 accelerated the rate of DPDPE- but not DAMGO-induced receptor desensitization. Thus, these data show that phosphorylation of MOR1TAG is not an obligatory event for the DAMGO-induced loss in the adenylyl cyclase regulation by the receptor.  (+info)

Antagonism by acetyl-RYYRIK-NH2 of G protein activation in rat brain preparations and of chronotropic effect on rat cardiomyocytes evoked by nociceptin/orphanin FQ. (8/1136)

For the further elucidation of the central functions of nociceptin/orphanin FQ (noc/OFQ), the endogenous ligand of the G protein-coupled opioid receptor-like receptor ORL1, centrally acting specific antagonists will be most helpful. In this study it was found that the hexapeptide acetyl-RYYRIK-NH2 (Ac-RYYRIK-NH2), described in literature as partial agonist on ORL1 transfected in CHO cells, antagonizes the stimulation of [35S]-GTPgammaS binding to G proteins by noc/OFQ in membranes and sections of rat brain. The antagonism of the peptide was competitive, of high affinity (Schild constant 6.58 nM), and specific for noc/OFQ in that the stimulation of GTP binding by agonists for the mu-, delta-, and kappa-opioid receptor was not inhibited. The hexapeptide also fully inhibited the chronotropic effect of noc/OFQ on neonatal rat cardiomyocytes. It is suggested that Ac-RYYRIK-NH2 may provide a promising starting point for in vivo tests for antagonism of the action of noc/OFQ and for the further development of highly active and specific antagonists.  (+info)

The central opioid systems play a critical role in certain aspects of food intake, particularly with regard to the rewarding impact of calorically dense food such as fat and sugar. The striatal opioid enkephalin may be a key component of this system. Infusions of mu opiate agonists into this region greatly increase feeding, while infusions of opiate antagonists decrease food intake. Only recently has enkephalin gene expression in relation to differing motivational states been explored. Recent evidence suggests that expression of striatal preproenkephalin mRNA responds to short-term food motivational states, but not to long-term metabolic responses such as diet restriction. The following study will expand on this and other findings by examining preproenkephalin expression patterns during another important motivational state: withdrawal from a high-fat diet. While it has previously been shown that preproenkephalin expression down regulates following intermittent exposure to a chronic high-fat ...
We demonstrate that JunD, a component of the AP-1 transcription factor complex, activates transcription of the human proenkephalin gene in a fashion that is completely dependent upon the cAMP-dependent protein kinase, protein kinase A. Activation of proenkephalin transcription by JunD is dependent upon a previously characterized cAMP-, phorbol ester-, and Ca(2+)-inducible enhancer, and JunD is shown to bind the enhancer as a homodimer. Another component of the AP-1 transcription complex, JunB, is shown to inhibit activation mediated by JunD. As a homodimer JunB is unable to bind the enhancer; however in the presence of c-Fos, high-affinity binding is observed. Furthermore, JunD is shown to activate transcription of genes linked to both cAMP and phorbol ester response elements in a protein kinase A-dependent fashion, further blurring the distinction between these response elements. These results demonstrate that the transcriptional activity of an AP-1-related protein is regulated by the ...
Peptides , Enkephalins; Enkephalins, pentapeptides containing the consensus Tyr-Gly-Gly-Phe-Xaa sequence, are the smallest of the molecules with pain killing or opiate activity. Enkephalins are found in the thalamus of the brain and in some parts of the spinal cord that transmit pain impulses. In the spinal cord, enkephalins inhibit painful sensations by reacting with specific receptor sites on the sensory nerve endings. Nerve endings of the central nervous system (CNS) and the adrenal medulla release these naturally occurring morphine-like substances. Enkephalins bind to opiate receptors and release controlled levels of pain. Leu-enkephalin is an endogenous agonist for the receptors that are stimulated by opiate alkaloids. It has multiple effects on the CNS, including the neuroendocrine hypothalamus. Leu-enkephalin also controls gonadal function. Met-enkephalin is involved in phenomena associated with modulated pain perception, regulation of memory and emotional conditions, food and liquid consumption
Define enkephalin. enkephalin synonyms, enkephalin pronunciation, enkephalin translation, English dictionary definition of enkephalin. n. Either of two closely related pentapeptides having opiate qualities and occurring in the brain, spinal cord, and other parts of the body. American...
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The endogenous opiates consist of P-endorphin, enkephalins, and dynor-phins (Sewell and Lee 1980). These are abundantly distributed throughout the CNS, thereby modulating pain transmission. Enkephalins are endogenous opiates found in the interneurons of the substantia gelatinosa that mediate the effects of inhibitory interneurons within the dorsal horn. Binding to opioid receptors, enkephalins can inhibit the release of substance P from nociceptors. In fact, intraspinal application of opiates (e.g., morphine) is thought to influence the enkephalin receptors, thereby mitigating pain transmission from the spinal cord. Cells producing P-endorphin arise from the hypothalamus and are thought to exert their influence within the limbic system and midbrain.. Table 2-2. Mediators of pain processing and transmission. Pain promoting. Pain inhibiting. Peripheral nervous system. Central nervous system. Acetylcholine. Adenosine. Bradykinin. Cytokines. Glutamate. Histamine. Prostaglandins (E ...
The oral use of neuropeptides to treat brain disease is currently not possible because of a combination of poor oral absorption, short plasma half-lives and the blood-brain barrier. Here we demonstrate a strategy for neuropeptide brain delivery via the (a) oral and (b) intravenous routes. The strategy is exemplified by a palmitic ester prodrug of the model drug leucine(5)-enkephalin, encapsulated within chitosan amphiphile nanoparticles. Via the oral route the nanoparticle-prodrug formulation increased the brain drug levels by 67% and significantly increased leucine(5)-enkephalins antinociceptive activity. The nanoparticles facilitate oral absorption and the prodrug prevents plasma degradation, enabling brain delivery. Via the intravenous route, the nanoparticle-prodrug increases the peptide brain levels by 50% and confers antinociceptive activity on leucine(5)-enkephalin. The nanoparticle-prodrug enables brain delivery by stabilizing the peptide in the plasma although the chitosan amphiphile ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Biological activity of fragments and analogues of the potent dimeric opioid peptide, biphalin. AU - Lipkowski, Andrzej W.. AU - Misicka, Aleksandra. AU - Davis, Peg. AU - Stropova, Dagmar. AU - Janders, Jacqueline. AU - Lachwa, Magdalena. AU - Porreca, Frank. AU - Yamamura, Henry I.. AU - Hruby, Victor J.. PY - 1999/9/20. Y1 - 1999/9/20. N2 - The synthesis and biological activity of two fragments of the very potent opioid peptide biphalin, showed that Tyr-D-Ala-Gly-Phe-NH-NH,-Phe is the minimal fragment necessary to express equal affinities and the same biological activity profile as the parent biphalin. The replacement of N-Phe with other L- or D- lipophilic amino acids showed the possibility of modification of receptor efficacy of the analogues.. AB - The synthesis and biological activity of two fragments of the very potent opioid peptide biphalin, showed that Tyr-D-Ala-Gly-Phe-NH-NH,-Phe is the minimal fragment necessary to express equal affinities and the same biological ...
Morphine - effective but dangerous. Henk Albert de Klerk/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA. So what has this all got to do with saliva? Well in 2006, a peptide named opiorphin was found in human saliva by researchers at Institut Pasteur International in Paris, France.. Opiorphin resembles enkephalin, but, rather than binding to opioid receptors to inhibit their activity, they prevent enkephalins from being broken down. So the amount of enkephalin the bodys natural painkiller is increased and pain signals are blocked. When you experience pain, enkephalins are released and opiorphin boosts their action.. Opiorphin should only work in the places where enkephalin is being actively released and not affect other neural systems. So unlike conventional opioids it would only have a localised effect. In theory it would have the same effect on pain but without the wider unwanted side effects, such as addiction, tolerance with long-term use, and suppressed breathing.. Opiorphin with a tweak. One problem is that ...
Estrogens have a remarkably wide range of actions in the mammalian brain. They not only play a pivotal role in reproductive behavior and sexual differentiation, but also contribute to e.g. thermoregulation, feeding, memory, neuronal survival and the perception of somatosensory stimuli. A multitude of studies on both animals and human subjects has demonstrated potential effects of gonadal hormones, such as estrogens, on pain transmission. These effects most likely involve multiple neuroanatomical circuits as well as diverse neurochemical systems and therefore need to be evaluated specifically in relation to the localization and intrinsic characteristics of the neurons engaged. The overall aim of this thesis is to gain specific knowledge of the possible cellular mechanisms by which estrogens may influence the transmission of nociceptive stimuli at the level of the spinal cord.. The estrogen receptors, by which estrogens regulate non-genomic as well as genomic mechanisms, are crucial to estrogen ...
G-protein coupled receptor that functions as receptor for endogenous enkephalins and for a subset of other opioids. Ligand binding causes a conformation change that triggers signaling via guanine nucleotide-binding proteins (G proteins) and modulates the activity of down-stream effectors, such as adenylate cyclase. Signaling leads to the inhibition of adenylate cyclase activity. Inhibits neurotransmitter release by reducing calcium ion currents and increasing potassium ion conductance. Plays a role in the perception of pain and in opiate-mediated analgesia. Plays a role in developing analgesic tolerance to morphine. ...
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enkephalin definition: Either of two closely associated pentapeptides having opiate characteristics and occurring in brain, spinal cord, as well as other areas of the body.; any one of a team of pentapeptide…
Matsas, R., Fulcher, I.S., Kenny, A.J. and Turner, A.J. (1983). „Substance P and [Leu]enkephalin are hydrolyzed by an enzyme in pig caudate synaptic membranes that is identical with the endopeptidase of kidney microvilli. Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA. 80: 3111-3115. PMID 6190172 ...
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Using Molecular Envelope Technology (MET), we are working to enhance enkephalin transport to the brain through an intranasal formulation. This nanotechnology enables metabolically labile peptide molecules, like enkephalin, to pass through the blood-brain barrier in order to help manage chronic pain. These enkephalin-filled nanoparticles are preloaded into a cartridge with compressed inert gas as a single dose that is compatible with our specialized device. With a simple press of a button, the device releases this powder as a long and thin plume penetrating the olfactory region.. ...
Future studies should precisely confirm whether the expression of dynorphin/substance P and enkephalin is also restricted to EGFP labeled neurons in drd1a-EGFP and drd2-EGFP mice, respectively ...
In previous studies, we have provided evidence that prodynorphin gene expression and dynorphin B expression orchestrate cardiac differentiation in P19 embryonal carcinoma cells.7 The present investigation has revealed that dynorphin B-like material is detectable in undifferentiated GTR1 ES cells and that a substantial increase in dynorphin B-related immunostaining occurs in ES-derived cardiomyocytes. The possibility that the process of cardiogenesis may require the intracellular action of dynorphin peptides is supported by the observation that κ opioid binding sites are expressed in a highly purified preparation of ES cell nuclei. Such a hypothesis is further inferred from the finding that a direct exposure to dynorphin B of nuclei isolated from undifferentiated cells results in a remarkable activation of the transcription rate of GATA-4, Nkx-2.5, and prodynorphin genes. Within this context, the observed increase in the Bmax value for the selective κ opioid receptor ligand [3H]U-69 in nuclei ...
The endogenous opioid enkephalin neuropeptides are mediators of pain perception and have been implicated in human addictions. The preproenkephalin gene and its mRNA have also provided many examples of tissue- and species-specific variations in mRNA structure produced through a variety of transcriptional and post-transcriptional mechanisms. Resultant differences in mRNA structure, in several cases, have impact on translation of enkephalin prepropeptide. The reports and discussion presented herein describe studies of the preproenkephalin gene and mRNA structure in the guinea pig, an animal that may have specific advantages for modeling the human endogenous opioid system. A guinea pig brain cDNA library was constructed and screened for clones of preproenkephalin and preprodynorphin, which were then sequenced. These studies confirmed the predicted mRNA structure that had been previously proposed based on homology with gene sequences and other methods. Multiple transcription initiation sites for each ...
Prodynorphin, also known as proenkephalin B, is an opioid polypeptide hormone involved with chemical signal transduction and cell communication. The gene for prodynorphin is expressed in the endometrium and the striatum, and its gene map locus is 20pter-p12. Prodynorphin is a basic building-block of endorphins, the chemical messengers in the brain that appear most heavily involved in the anticipation and experience of pain and the formation of deep emotional bonds, and that are also critical in learning and memory. The gene is thought to influence perception, as well as susceptibility to drug dependence, and is expressed more readily in human beings than in other primates. Most humans have multiple copies of the regulatory gene sequence for prodynorphin, which is virtually identical among all primates, whereas other primates have only a single copy. In addition, most Asian populations have two copies of the gene sequence for prodynorphin, whereas East Africas, Middle Easterners, and Europeans ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Rapid method for enkephalin analysis in tissues by capillary electrophoresis. AU - Hurst, W. Jeffrey. AU - McLaughlin, Patricia. AU - Zagon, Ian. PY - 1994/3. Y1 - 1994/3. N2 - A rapid method for the determination of the pentapeptide, met enkephalin, in samples of rat retina is described. The method uses ultrafiltration as a sample preparation followed by free solution capillary electrophoresis with detection at 210 nm. The method is rapid with an analysis time of less than 10 minutes.. AB - A rapid method for the determination of the pentapeptide, met enkephalin, in samples of rat retina is described. The method uses ultrafiltration as a sample preparation followed by free solution capillary electrophoresis with detection at 210 nm. The method is rapid with an analysis time of less than 10 minutes.. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0028403992&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0028403992&partnerID=8YFLogxK. M3 - Article. AN - ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Proenkephalin peptide F immunoreactivity in different circulatory biocompartments after exercise. AU - Bush, Jill A.. AU - Mastro, Andrea Marie. AU - Kraemer, William J.. PY - 2006/6/1. Y1 - 2006/6/1. N2 - This study was the first study to examine the three circulatory biocompartments (plasma, white blood cell layer (WBC) and red blood cell layer (RBC)) and determine PF concentrations before and after exercise. Proenkephalin peptide F (PF) is an enkephalin-containing peptide found predominantly within the adrenal medulla. PF is co-packaged with epinephrine, and both can be co-secreted in response to similar stimuli. PF and epinephrine have shown immunomodulating properties. Ten healthy resistance trained men performed six sets of 10 RM squats with 2 min rest periods between sets and 10 healthy active men were matched and served as resting controls. Blood samples were obtained pre-exercise, immediately post-exercise and 15 min post-exercise and were analyzed for lactate, cortisol, ...
The discovery of new molecules that function in neuronal communication can be viewed as a progression of steps beginning with the identification of the molecular structure, moving to the understanding of the mecha nisms mediating the synaptic action, and to the appraisal of the involve ment of the new molecules in various neuronal mechanisms, and finally reaching the evaluation of this molecules role in brain function and the consequences that are triggered by its abnormalities. Enkephalins have followed such a pattern, and the present publication expresses the salient points of the last two phases in this succession. Enkephalins were discovered in December 1975; in addition to pain threshold regulation, their participation in other brain functions was soon ascertained. Perhaps, there are multiple recognition sites for multiple molecular forms of endogenous enkephalins; similarly to other transmitter recognition sites, these are coupled with ionic and nucleotide amplifying systems; thus, when activated
Previous work has suggested that central and peripheral opioid signaling are involved in regulating torpor behavior and tissue protection associated with the hibernation phenotype. We used quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) to measure mRNA levels of opioid peptide precursors and receptors in the b …
As tool compounds to study cardiac ischemia, the endogenous δ-opioid receptors (δOR) agonist Leu5-enkephalin and the more metabolically stable synthetic peptide (d-Ala2, d-Leu5)-enkephalin are frequently employed. However, both peptides have similar pharmacological profiles that restrict detailed investigation of the cellular mechanism of the δOR’s protective role during ischemic events. Thus, a need remains for δOR peptides with improved selectivity and unique signaling properties for investigating the specific roles for δOR signaling in cardiac ischemia. To this end, we explored substitution at the Phe4 position of Leu5-enkephalin for its ability to modulate receptor function and selectivity. Peptides were assessed for their affinity to bind to δORs and µ-opioid receptors (µORs) and potency to inhibit cAMP signaling and to recruit β-arrestin 2. Additionally, peptide stability was measured in rat plasma. Substitution of the meta-position of
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We find that the dimer formation rate increases by a factor of 5 as tension ranges from 0 to 4 dyn/cm. Integrated human rights and poverty eradication strategy: the case of civil registration rights in Zimbabwe. Lung cancer in nonsmoking women: a multicenter case-control study. Postlabyrinthine approach of generic cialis available cerebellopontine angle surgery via endoscope Hybridization-sensitive fluorescence control in the near-infrared wavelength range.. Low mortality in Mediterranean populations has stimulated much interest, a possible explanation being diet. Agranulocytosis possibly caused by ranitidine in a patient with renal failure. One concern about those methods is their inherent sensitivity to the assumption of multivariate normality which cannot be easily guaranteed in practice. Stimulation of GABAB receptors increases the expression of the proenkephalin gene in slice cultures of rat neocortex.. Preparation of strong anion-exchange chromatographic packings based on monodisperse ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Effects of salt on the structure and dynamics of the bis(penicillamine) enkephalin zwitterion. T2 - A simulation study. AU - Smith, Paul E.. AU - Pettitt, Bernard. PY - 1991/7/31. Y1 - 1991/7/31. N2 - Molecular dynamics simulations of a zwitterionic bis(penicillamine) enkephalin derivative in 1.0 M saline solution have been performed. Two simulations produced essentially the same average results although they differed in the initial random placement of the salt ions. The dynamical and structural properties from the simulations were compared with those from a previous simulation of the peptide in pure water. The properties of the sodium and chloride ions were compared with those from a simulation of bulk salt solution. An inner-sphere complex between the peptide and the chloride ions was observed in which two to three chloride ions were associated with the NH3 + terminal hydrogen atoms. Several chlorides associated with more than one amide hydrogen simultaneously, and the ...
Selank, as well as a related peptide drug, Semax, have been found to inhibit enzymes involved in the degradation of Enkephalins (it inhibits Enkephalin hydrolysis) and other endogenous regulatory peptides, and this action may be involved in their effects:. An Enkephalin is a opioid neuro-pentapeptide involved in regulating nociception in the body. The Enkephalins are termed endogenous ligands, as they are internally derived and bind to the bodys opioid receptors. Nociception is the sensory nervous systems response to certain harmful or potentially harmful stimuli. In nociception, intense chemical (e.g., cayenne powder), mechanical (e.g., cutting, crushing), or thermal (heat and cold) stimulation of sensory nerve cells called nociceptors produces a signal that travels along a chain of nerve fibers via the spinal cord to the brain. Nociception triggers a variety of physiological and behavioral responses and usually results in a subjective experience, or perception, of pain in sentient ...
Metkefamide (INN; LY-127,623), or metkephamid acetate (USAN), but most frequently referred to simply as metkephamid, is a synthetic opioid pentapeptide and derivative of [Met]enkephalin with the amino acid sequence Tyr-D-Ala-Gly-Phe-(N-Me)-Met-NH2. It behaves as a potent agonist of the δ- and μ-opioid receptors with roughly equipotent affinity, and also has similarly high affinity as well as subtype-selectivity for the κ3-opioid receptor. Despite its peptidic nature, upon systemic administration, metkefamide rapidly penetrates the blood-brain-barrier and disperses into the central nervous system where it produces potent, centrally-mediated analgesic effects, of which have been shown to be dependent on activity at both the μ- and δ-opioid receptors. In addition, on account of modifications to the N- and C-terminals, metkefamide is highly stable against proteolytic degradation relative to many other opioid peptides. As an example, while its parent peptide, [Met]enkephalin, has an in vivo ...
This study examined a possible peripheral site of action of opioids in the modulation of the response to noxious pressure on inflamed tissue. Rats developed a unilateral localized inflammation upon injection of Freunds complete adjuvant into one hindpaw. 4-6 days after inoculation, intraplantar administration of mu, delta and kappa selective agonists [D-Ala2,N-methyl-Phe4,Gly-ol5]-en-kephalin (1 micrograms), [D-Pen2,5]-enkephalin (40 micrograms) and U-50, 488H (50 micrograms) produced marked antinociceptive effects in inflamed but not noninflamed paws. Equivalent doses applied systemically (s.c. and i.v.) were without effect. Dose dependency and stereospecificity of these effects were demonstrated using (-)- and (+)-morphine and (-)- and (+)-tifluadom. Furthermore, by use of (-)- and (+)-naloxone, dose-dependent and stereospecific antagonism was shown. Lastly, reversal of effects of [D-Ala2,N-methyl-Phe4,Gly-Ol5]-enkephalin, [D-Pen2,5]-enkephalin and U-50,488H by mu, delta and kappa selective ...
The association between physical activity and renal function in subjects with and without metabolic sildenafil troche 100mg syndrome was examined. The Pkn8-Pkn14 protein kinase cascade negatively regulates mrpC expression (H. Interventions Promoting Testicular Self-Examination (TSE) Performance: A Systematic Review. Involvement of different receptor subtypes for the production of in vitro and in vivo effects in a series of synthetic enkephalin analogues. Comparison of kidney transplantation with and without regard to HLA typing The results suggest that the possible differences in crystalline lens (plant) characteristics between children and adults do not appear to influence convergence-accommodation gain or duration.. Practice housekeeping: things to do even if you are not selling your practice. Enantiomeric separation of some 2-arylpropionic acids with a chiral fluorescence labelling reagent by narrow-bore liquid chromatography. We found that isoform-wide disruption of the TRIP8b/HCN1 ...
Competes with and mimic the effects of opiate drugs. They play a role in a number of physiologic functions, including pain perception and responses to stress.
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TY - JOUR. T1 - A novel nonopioid action of enkephalins. T2 - Competitive inhibition of the mammalian brain high affinity L-proline transporter. AU - Fremeau, Robert T.. AU - Velaz-Faircloth, Maria. AU - Miller, Joshua W.. AU - Henzi, Victor A.. AU - Cohen, Susan M.. AU - Nadler, J. Victor. AU - Shafqat, Saad. AU - Blakely, Randy D.. AU - Domin, Barbara. PY - 1996/6. Y1 - 1996/6. N2 - The high affinity L-proline transporter (PROT) is a member of the family of Na+ (and Cl-)-dependent plasma membrane transport proteins that comprises transporters for several neurotransmitters, osmolytes, and metabolites. The brain-specific expression of PROT in a subset of putative glutamatergic pathways implies a specialized function for this novel transporter and its presumed natural substrate L-proline in excitatory synaptic transmission. However, definitive studies of the physiological role(s) of high affinity L-proline uptake have been precluded by the lack of specific uptake inhibitors. Here, we report that ...
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In our previous work beta-endorphin, morphine, and d-ala2-met-enkephalinamide in the nanomolar range were found to produce preferential vasodepressor responses and bradycardia upon intracisternal (i....
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Peptides of synthesis are a very new strategy in cosmetic science and technology for at least two reasons: (1) they are small molecules, easily penetrable in the skin and (2) they are able to induce a very specific action, because all skin cells (keratinocytes, fibroblasts, nervous cells) have membrane receptors for peptides. This group of cosmeceutics includes the botox-like peptides, represented by acetyl hexapeptide 3 (Argireline) and pentapeptid-3 (Leuphasyl). The latter is less known and has been less studied. This substance inhibits the neuromuscular synapses in the mimic muscles, acting as enkephalins. It links the enkephalin receptor to nervous cells, thereby modulating the release of acetylcholine in synaptic space. This cellular activity will be translated in vivo in a relaxation of the muscle and a reduction of expression wrinkles. The aim of our study is to evaluate the optimal concentration of Leuphasyl for skin application at the mimic muscle level, the efficiency and the safety of this
The synthesis of four enkephalinamide analogs is described in which the peptide bond between residues 4 and 5 is reversed with or without simultaneous reversal of the carboxyl-terminal amide bond. These so-called partially modified retro-inverso-isomers are new, potent, topochemical analogs of the enkephalins. Tests, both in vitro and in vivo, have shown that these analogs are considerably longer acting than any previously studied enkephalins. Thus, partial reversal of the peptide bonds of the backbone can result in peptides with enhanced activity compared to a parent compound, provide that the structural complementarity of both the side chains and end groups are conserved. ...
Biphalin is a dimeric opioid peptide, composed of two tetrapeptides connected tail-to-tail, that exhibits a high affinity for all three opioid receptor types (i.e. mu, delta and kappa).
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Oka T, Hiranuma T, Liu XF, Ohgiya N, Iwao K, Matsumiya T (1993). "[Enkephalin-inactivating enzymes]". Nippon Yakurigaku Zasshi ... It also inhibits the degradation of met-enkephalin, dynorphin A, and other endogenous peptides. Bestatin Pepstatin John ...
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They include endorphins, enkephalins, dynorphins and endomorphins. These peptides are especially important for modulating pain ...
Enkephalin pentapeptides. *Prodynorphin peptides. Calcitonin peptides[edit]. *Calcitonin. *Amylin. *AGG01. Other peptides[edit] ...
Endogenous opiates include endorphins, enkephalins, dynorphins, and endomorphins. Transcription and translation of opiate- ...
The human gene for dynorphins (originally called the "Enkephalin B" gene because of sequence similarity to the enkephalin gene ... Principal endogenous agonists (Human) β-endorphin (POMC, P01189), [Leu]enkephalin (PENK, P01210), [Met]enkephalin (PENK, P01210 ... enkephalin (PENK, P01210), [Leu]enkephalin (PENK, P01210) Li Y, Lefever MR, Muthu D, Bidlack JM, Bilsky EJ, Polt R (February ... Opiorphin and spinorphin, enkephalinase inhibitors (i.e., prevent the metabolism of enkephalins). Hemorphins, hemoglobin- ...
Principal endogenous agonists (Human) β-endorphin (POMC, P01189), [Met]enkephalin (PENK, P01210), [Leu]enkephalin (PENK, P01210 ... from which met-enkephalin and leu-enkephalin are derived; and prodynorphin, which is the precursor of dynorphin and related ... Although they vary in length from as few as five amino acids (enkephalins) to as many as 31 (β-endorphin), the endogenous ... They noticed that the C-terminus region of this neuropeptide was similar to that of some enkephalins, suggesting that it may ...
While working with Kosterlitz at Aberdeen, Hughes helped discover the enkephalin peptides. Kosterlitz had developed assays for ... CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) "Opiate receptors and enkephalins". Lasker Foundation. Retrieved 8 January 2017. CS1 ... who shared the 1978 Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research for the discovery of met-enkephalin and leu-enkephalin. This ... and leu-enkephalin, as naturally occurring molecules from the brain, that have activity resembling opioids. Hughes and ...
Similarity to carboxypeptidase H (enkephalin convertase)". The Biochemical Journal. 261 (1): 289-91. PMC 1138816. PMID 2775217 ...
Met]Enkephalin Frakefamide J S Davies; Royal Soc of Chem (8 November 2000). Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins. Royal Society ... As an example, while its parent peptide, [Met]enkephalin, has an in vivo half-life of merely seconds, metkefamide has a half- ... enkephalin with the amino acid sequence Tyr-D-Ala-Gly-Phe-(N-Me)-Met-NH2. It behaves as a potent agonist of the δ- and μ-opioid ... a systemically active analog of methionine enkephalin with potent opioid alpha-receptor activity". Science. 211 (4482): 603-5. ...
... and so RB-101 causes a buildup of both Met-enkephalin and Leu-enkephalin. These peptides act primarily at the delta opioid ... Noble F, Soleilhac JM, Soroca-Lucas E, Turcaud S, Fournie-Zaluski MC, Roques BP (April 1992). "Inhibition of the enkephalin- ... Roques BP, Noble F (November 1996). "Association of enkephalin catabolism inhibitors and CCK-B antagonists: a potential use in ... This inhibits the breakdown of the endogenous opioid peptides known as enkephalins. These two enzymes, aminopeptidase N (APN) ...
July 2003). "Pain management by a new series of dual inhibitors of enkephalin degrading enzymes: long lasting antinociceptive ... an inhibitor of enkephalin catabolism, and the CCKB antagonist PD-134,308". British Journal of Pharmacology. 114 (5): 1031-9. ... "CCK-B antagonists exhibit antidepressant-like effects and potentiate endogenous enkephalin analgesia. Correlation with in vivo ... "Cholecystokinin B antagonists strongly potentiate antinociception mediated by endogenous enkephalins". The Journal of ...
Activation of this receptor produces strong analgesia and release of met-enkephalin; a number of widely used opioid agonists, ... The endogenous opioids are dynorphins, enkephalins, endorphins, endomorphins and nociceptin. The opioid receptors are ~40% ... which has been shown to be a cellular growth factor modulator with met-enkephalin being the endogenous ligand. This receptor is ...
The endogenous opioids are dynorphins, enkephalins, endorphins, endomorphins, and nociceptin. The opioid receptors are ~40% ...
met-enkephalin. 237-241 In order to regulate the secretion of ACTH, many substances secreted within this axis exhibit slow/ ...
Hughes, J.; Kosterlitz, H. W.; Smith, T. W. (1997). "The distribution of methionine-enkephalin and leucine-enkephalin in the ... "1978 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award: Opiate receptors and enkephalins". Albert And Mary Lasker Foundation. ...
... is a dimeric enkephalin endogenous peptide (Tyr-D-Ala-Gly-Phe-NH)2 composed of two tetrapeptides derived from ... June 1993). "Antinociceptive profile of biphalin, a dimeric enkephalin analog". The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental ... enkephalins, connected 'tail-to-tail' by a hydrazide bridge. The presence of two distinct pharmacophores confers on biphalin a ...
It has enkephalin-producing cells that suppress pain. The periaqueductal gray is the gray matter located around the cerebral ... Stimulation of the periaqueductal gray matter of the midbrain activates enkephalin-releasing neurons that project to the raphe ... these interneurons release either enkephalin or dynorphin (endogenous opioid neurotransmitters), which bind to mu and kappa ...
Benuck M, Berg MJ, Marks N (1982). "Separate metabolic pathways for Leu-enkephalin and Met-enkephalin-Arg(6)-Phe(7) degradation ... Notably, inhibition of ACE also reduces enkephalin catabolism. Casomorphin Brantl V, Gramsch C, Lottspeich F, Mertz R, Jaeger ...
It releases GABA, enkephalin, substance P, and acetylcholine. It receives serotonin and glutamate. The putamen is ... It employs GABA, acetylcholine, and enkephalin to perform its functions. The putamen also plays a role in degenerative ...
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Others: Kyotorphin (met-enkephalin releaser/degradation stabilizer). See also: Receptor/signaling modulators • Signaling ...
Others: Kyotorphin (met-enkephalin releaser/degradation stabilizer). See also: Receptor/signaling modulators • Signaling ...
enkephalin. enkephalin ĕnkĕf´əlĭn [key], one of several naturally occurring morphinelike substances ( endorphins ) released ...
The met-enkephalin peptide sequence is coded for by the enkephalin gene; the leu-enkephalin peptide sequence is coded for by ... Met-enkephalin is Tyr-Gly-Gly-Phe-Met. Leu-enkephalin has Tyr-Gly-Gly-Phe-Leu. There are three well-characterized families of ... An enkephalin is a pentapeptide involved in regulating nociception in the body. The enkephalins are termed endogenous ligands, ... During a stress response, several Met-enkephalin analogs had increased activity in the hippocampus, while Leu-enkephalin ...
Met enkephalin ) has the amino acid sequence Tyr-Gly-Gly-Phe-Met and the other (Leu enkephalin ) has the sequence Tyr-Gly-Gly- ... Enkephalin definition, either of two pentapeptides that bind to morphine receptors in the central nervous system and have ... Words nearby enkephalin. enjoin, enjoinder, enjoy, enjoyable, enjoyment, enkephalin, enkephalinergic, Enki, Enkidu, enkindle, ... Met enkephalin ) has the amino acid sequence Tyr-Gly-Gly-Phe-Met and the other (Leu enkephalin ) has the sequence Tyr-Gly-Gly- ...
The structure of the free enkephalin in the complex with the rhodium atom (orange) is highlighted in green. ... The enkephalin receptor (gray) threads through the cell membrane. ... The enkephalin receptor (gray) threads through the cell membrane. The structure of the free enkephalin in the complex with the ... RUB researchers decode the interplay between enkephalins and pain receptors. Ruhr-University Bochum ...
... bind to opiate receptors and release controlled levels of pain. Leu-enkephalin is an endogenous agonist for the ... Leu-enkephalin also controls gonadal function. Met-enkephalin is involved in phenomena associated with modulated pain ... Enkephalins are found in the thalamus of the brain and in some parts of the spinal cord that transmit pain impulses. In the ... Enkephalins, pentapeptides containing the consensus Tyr-Gly-Gly-Phe-Xaa sequence, are the smallest of the molecules with pain ...
It is one of the two forms of enkephalin, the other being leu-enkephalin. The enkephalins are considered to be the primary ... Benuck M, Berg MJ, Marks N (1982). "Separate metabolic pathways for Leu-enkephalin and Met-enkephalin-Arg(6)-Phe(7) degradation ... the heptapeptide met-enkephalin-arg-phe (261-267), and the octapeptide met-enkephalin-arg-gly-leu (186-193), though whether ... hence why met-enkephalin is sometimes called OGF instead. Met-enkephalin has low bioavailability, is rapidly metabolized, and ...
enkephalin synonyms, enkephalin pronunciation, enkephalin translation, English dictionary definition of enkephalin. n. Either ... enkephalin. (ɛnˈkɛfəlɪn) or enkephaline. ; encephalin. (ɛnˈsɛfəlɪn) or encephaline. n. (Biochemistry) a chemical occurring in ... Enkephalin - definition of enkephalin by The Free Dictionary https://www.thefreedictionary.com/enkephalin ... enkephalin. Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia. en·keph·a·lin. (ĕn-kĕf′ə-lĭn). n.. Either of ...
Enkephalins: Endogenous Analgesics with an Emerging Role in Stress Resilience.. Henry MS1, Gendron L2,3, Tremblay ME1, Drolet G ... The roles of enkephalin transmission in the control of pain, physiological functions, like respiration, and affective disorders ... The black dot corresponds to expression of pro-enkephalin, and purple and blue triangles correspond to MOPr and DOPr expression ... This review presents the evidence for an emerging involvement of enkephalin signaling through its two associated opioid ...
Rhodium facilitates analysis of enkephalins in solution. Enkephalin is a peptide; it is made up of amino acids. Because it is ... IMAGE: The enkephalin receptor (gray) threads through the cell membrane. The structure of the free enkephalin in the complex ... Enkephalins were the first neuropeptides to be discovered and researched, but that did not happen until the 1970s. Related ... "All of a sudden - some 40 years after enkephalins were discovered - we begin to understand on a nuclear level how these ...
Enkephalin may mediate euphoria and drive-reduction reward.. Belluzzi JD, Stein L. ...
Enkephalin distribution was examined in autonomic areas of the rat thoracic spinal cord. The localization of enkephalin fibers ... Horizontal sections revealed a pattern for enkephalin fibers resembling Laruelles description of the localization of ...
It has been demonstrated that this tumor might be associated with altered concentration of enkephalin-like peptid ... Adrenal gland as a major source of enkephalins on the periphery can be affected by a rare adrenal gland tumor, adrenal ... Enkephalin, Methionine / blood. Enkephalins / blood*. Humans. Lipid Peroxidation. Neprilysin / blood*. Neutrophils / metabolism ... 0/Catecholamines; 0/Enkephalins; 0/Thiobarbituric Acid Reactive Substances; 58569-55-4/Enkephalin, Methionine; EC 3.4.11.2/ ...
Rabbit polyclonal Met Enkephalin antibody validated for IHC, ICC/IF and tested in Human. Referenced in 1 publication and 1 ... Met- and Leu-enkephalins compete with and mimic the effects of opiate drugs. They play a role in a number of physiologic ... ab22620 (4µg/ml) staining met enkephalin in human testis using an automated system (DAKO Autostainer Plus). Using this protocol ... Synthetic peptide corresponding to Met Enkephalin conjugated to Keyhole Limpet Haemocyanin (KLH) (Glutaraldehyde). The ...
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... enkephalin-bovine serum albumin or [Met5]enkephalin-keyhold limpet hemocyanin conjugates. Two monoclonal antibodies coded NOC1 ... Characterization and immunocytochemical application of monoclonal antibodies against enkephalins J Histochem Cytochem. 1984 Sep ... Monoclonal antibodies were produced following immunization of mice with either [Leu5]enkephalin-bovine serum albumin or [Met5] ... In immunocytochemistry the NOC1 and NOC2 recognized all well-established "enkephalin immunoreactive sites," but they did not ...
Enkephalin is a small protein molecule made up of five peptides (pentapeptide). The molecule is depicted consisting of ... Computer graphic representation of a molecule of enkephalin, an opioid peptide found in the human brain. It has a painkilling ... Enkephalin was thought to be an endorphin, but it differs chemically. - Stock Image A611/0021 ... Caption: Enkephalin. Computer graphic representation of a molecule of enkephalin, an opioid peptide found in the human brain. ...
Encephalin is a small protein molecule made up of five peptides (a pentapeptide). These peptides are in turn made up of amino ... Computer molecular graphic of part of a molecule of encephalin, a polypeptide found in the human brain. It has a painkilling ... Produced naturally in the brain and by nerve endings elsewhere in the body, encephalins analgesic (painkilling) effects ... Caption: Encephalin. Computer molecular graphic of part of a molecule of encephalin, a polypeptide found in the human brain. It ...
Enkephalins: enhancement of active T-cell rosettes from lymphoma patients. çlin. Immnol. Immunopathol. 26: 446 (1983).CrossRef ... J. Wybran, Enkephalins and endorphins as modifiers of the immune system: present and future. Ems. Proc. 44: 92 (1985).Google ... Enkephalins-Endorphins: Emotional stress. depression and immune system, Pyschpharmacol. Bull. in press (1985).Google Scholar ... G.C. Miller, C.N. Corder, and R.E. Faith, Enkephalins: immunomodulators, Ee$. Froc. 44: 118 (1985).Google Scholar ...
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Studies have shown that enkephalins play an important role in behavior, pain, cardiac function, cellular growth, immunity, and ... Our global hypothesis is that enkephalins are released … ... Enkephalins are opioid peptides that are found at high levels ... Proenkephalin expression and enkephalin release are widely observed in non-neuronal tissues Peptides. 2008 Jan;29(1):83-92. doi ... Enkephalins are opioid peptides that are found at high levels in the brain and endocrine tissues. Studies have shown that ...
Also Known As: Enkephalin, Leucine; 5-Leucine Enkephalin; Leu(5)-Enkephalin; Leu-Enkephalin; 5 Leucine Enkephalin Show All ,, ... Leucine Enkephalin Summary Description: One of the endogenous pentapeptides with morphine-like activity. It differs from MET- ... Key Diseases for which Leucine Enkephalin is Relevant. * Myocardial Infarction : 1 outcome 1 study in 5 results ... ENKEPHALIN in the LEUCINE at position 5. Its first four amino acid sequence is identical to the tetrapeptide sequence at the N- ...
PES200 will use a preassembled device and cartridge to propel the enkephalin formulation through the nose to the brain via the ... In theory, the Molecular Envelope Technology (MET) will help to carry the enkephalin to the brain to suppress anxiety. Virpax ... "The development of an enkephalin delta opioid receptor agonist has the potential to be a breakthrough analgesic product- ... Virpax(R) to Develop Its Molecular Envelope Technology (MET) Intranasal Enkephalin Formulation for the Management of PTSD. ...
The enkephalins were originally described as endogenous opiate peptides modulating perception of pain (1). Other behavioral ... J. Wybran, Enkephalins and endorphins as modifiers of the immune system: Present and future, Fed. Proc., 44: 92 (1985).PubMed ... N. P. Plotnikoff and G. C. Miller, Enkephalins as immunomodulators, Int. J. Immunopharm., 5: 437 (1983).CrossRefGoogle Scholar ... The enkephalins were originally described as endogenous opiate peptides modulating perception of pain (1). Other behavioral ...
... met-enkephalin explanation free. What is met-enkephalin? Meaning of met-enkephalin medical term. What does met-enkephalin mean? ... Looking for online definition of met-enkephalin in the Medical Dictionary? ... met-enkephalin. Also found in: Wikipedia. met-enkephalin. [met″en-kef´ah-lin] see enkephalin. ... Met-enkephalin is one of the simplest endogenous opioid peptides within the enkephaline family.. Effect of met-enkephalin on ...
Enkephalin-synthesizing neurons in the super®cial laminae of the spinal and trigeminal dorsal horn are critical components of ... By using Northern blot, we now show that a bolus injection of estrogen results in a rapid increase in spinal cord enkephalin ... A small increase in the amount of enkephalin mRNA was also seen after 8 h (P , 0:05), whereas no difference between estrogen- ... The expression of the enkephalin gene in the spinal cord is thus sensitive to fluctuating estradiol levels. In Paper IV, a ...
Met5]Enkephalin acetate salt hydrate, ≥95.0% (HPLC), powder C27H35N5O7S · xC2H4O2 · yH2O ... Role of nanostructured aggregation of chitosan derivatives on [5-methionine]enkephalin affinity.. [Federica Aiello, Federica ... enkephalin were compared by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopic methods based on proton selective relaxation rate ...
Enkephalin Improves Liver Preservation During Normothermic Ex Vivo Perfusio were found in PRIME PubMed. Download Prime PubMed ... D-Ala2, D-Leu5] Enkephalin Improves Liver Preservation During Normothermic Ex Vivo Perfusion.. J Surg Res 2019; 241:323-335JS ... D-Ala2, D-Leu5] Enkephalin Improves Liver Preservation During Normothermic Ex Vivo Perfusion." The Journal of Surgical Research ... D-Ala2, D-Leu5] Enkephalin Improves Liver Preservation During Normothermic Ex Vivo Perfusion. J Surg Res. 2019;241:323-335. ...
Enkephalin, Leucine / metabolism. Enkephalins / biosynthesis*. Female. Fetus / enzymology. Histocytochemistry. Humans. ... 0/Catecholamines; 0/Enkephalins; 58822-25-6/Enkephalin, Leucine; EC 1.14.17.1/Dopamine beta-Hydroxylase; EC 2.1.1.28/ ... In adults, enkephalins are cosecreted with catecholamines in response to stress. Our results suggest that the fetal adrenal may ... The role of the enkephalins during fetal life or in the adaptation to extrauterine life is not yet clear. ...
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  • This Global Report 2019 is a result of industry experts' diligent work on Researching the world market of Leucine enkephalin acetate salt. (researchandmarkets.com)
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  • D-Ala2,Met5]-enkephalinamide and [D-Ala2,D-Leu5]-enkephalin, degrading-enzyme-resistant derivatives of methionine-enkephalin and leucine-enkephalin, respectively, significantly attenuated both environment-induced conditioned suppression of motility and forced swimming-induced immobility in a dose-dependent manner. (aspetjournals.org)
  • Leucine enkephalin (EK) also slightly increased [Ca2+]i in the absence, but not in the presence, of apyrase, which hydrolyses extracellular ATP and ADP to AMP. (biochemj.org)
  • Leucine-enkephalin-like immunoreactivity is localized in luteinizing hormone-producing cells in the axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) pituitary. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Leu-enkephalin - Leu en·keph·a·lin .lü en kef ə lən n LEUCINE ENKEPHALIN Each boldface word in the list below is a chiefly British variant of the word to its right in small capitals. (academic.ru)
  • D-Ala2]leucine-enkephalin , a delta opioid agonist, is a degradation resistant long-acting Leu-enkephalin. (medchemexpress.com)
  • These specific immunohistofluorescent patterns are similar after staining with selective primary antisera directed against either methione-enkephalin or leucine-enkephalin. (elsevier.com)
  • The Leucine-enkephalin ELISA kit is designed to measure Leucine-Enkephalin levels in human samples. (mdbioproducts.com)
  • Pretreatment with 100 µg of leucine enkephalin only partially blocks staining. (immunostar.com)
  • The effects of leucine-enkephalin (Leu-Enk) on colonic mechanoreceptor input to the inferior mesenteric ganglion (IMG) and on colonic intraluminal pressure of the guinea pig were studied in vitro. (elsevier.com)
  • Two different antisera to leucine-enkephalin were used to study the localization of enkephalin-like immunoreactive material in the neostriatum and globus pallidus of the rat, by means of the unlabelled antibody-enzyme method. (ox.ac.uk)
  • There are three well-characterized families of opioid peptides produced by the body: enkephalins, B-endorphin, and dynorphins. (wikipedia.org)
  • 210-214), and as a result, its cleavage generates four copies of met-enkephalin peptides at once. (wikipedia.org)
  • It has been demonstrated that this tumor might be associated with altered concentration of enkephalin-like peptides. (biomedsearch.com)
  • In radioimmunoassay NOC1 displayed about 40% crossreactivity with C-terminal extended Met-enkephalin hexapeptides and 7% with the extended heptapeptide (-Arg-Phe-OH), but did not recognize other endogenous peptides. (nih.gov)
  • Enkephalin is a small protein molecule made up of five peptides (pentapeptide). (sciencephoto.com)
  • Enkephalins are opioid peptides that are found at high levels in the brain and endocrine tissues. (nih.gov)
  • The enkephalins were originally described as endogenous opiate peptides modulating perception of pain (1). (springer.com)
  • Met-enkephalin is one of the simplest endogenous opioid peptides within the enkephaline family. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • This study sought to increase the oral bioavailability of opioid peptides by cyclization, using Hantzsch-based macrocyclization strategies to produce two new series of cyclized DAMGO and Leu/Met-enkephalin analogs. (rsc.org)
  • Although interest in enkephalins stems largely from their possible role in the brain, the richest source of these peptides is the adrenal gland. (neuromics.com)
  • These results confirm previous studies which suggest that opioid peptides having Leu- or Met-enkephalin at its N-terminus manifest different pharmacological properties in vivo. (aspetjournals.org)
  • The peptides met- and leu-enkephalin were identified in the telencephalon, rombencephalon, diencephalon and hypophysis of Ambystoma mexicanum brain by radioimmunoassay procedure. (semanticscholar.org)
  • An enzymatic glycosylation of Leu-enkephalin glyco(lipo)peptides was developed and optimized in this study in order to prepare pain regulating peptides with potentially improved central nervous system delivery. (edu.au)
  • Isolated working rat hearts were perfused to determine the rate of myocardial proenkephalin synthesis, its processing into enkephalin-containing peptides, their subsequent release into the coronary arteries, and the influence of prior sympathectomy. (elsevier.com)
  • Enkephalin-containing peptides were separated by gel filtration and quantified with antisera for specific COOH-terminal sequences. (elsevier.com)
  • Enkephalins are the most abundant opioid peptides in the body. (progen.com)
  • Enkephalins are small peptides derived from large precursers (pro-enkephalin A and B) containing multiple enkephalin copies. (progen.com)
  • Enkephalins (penta-peptides) have been discovered as regulators of nerve impulses involving pain in the brain. (medimabs.com)
  • 40% cross reactivity with c-terminal extended Met-enkephalin hexapeptides and 7% cross reactivity with the extended heptapeptide (-Arg-Phe-0H), but does not recognize other endogenous peptides. (medimabs.com)
  • and A. Govaerts, Suggestive evidence for receptors for morphine and methionine-enkephalin on normal human blood T lymphocytes. (springer.com)
  • Plotnikoff N.P., Wybran J., Nimeh N.F., Miller G.C. (1986) Methionine Enkephalin: Enhancement of T-Cells in Patients with Kaposis' Sarcoma, Aids, and Lung Cancer. (springer.com)
  • Role of nanostructured aggregation of chitosan derivatives on [5-methionine]enkephalin affinity. (sigmaaldrich.com)
  • Affinities of quaternary ammonium-chitosan conjugates, their thiolated derivatives and corresponding nanostructured aggregates towards the hydrophilic drug [5-methionine]enkephalin were compared by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopic methods based on proton selective relaxation rate measurements. (sigmaaldrich.com)
  • These naturally occurring opiates include enkephalins (methionine and leucine), endorphins (alpha, beta, gamma, and delta) and a growing number of synthetic (artificial) compounds. (discoveriesinmedicine.com)
  • 1. Infusion of the methionine enkephalin analogue DAMME (Sandoz) inhibits the rise in plasma arginine vasopressin after a 65° head-up tilt. (portlandpress.com)
  • Distribution of methionine-enkephalin in the minipig brainstem. (semanticscholar.org)
  • The peroxidase‐antiperoxidase (PAP) technique is used to examine the localization of methionine [Met 5 ]‐enkephalin and substance P in the dorsal tegmental nuclei of the human fetal brain. (northwestern.edu)
  • There are two forms of enkephalin, one containing leucine, and the other containing methionine. (mdbioproducts.com)
  • Staining is completely eliminated by pretreatment with 100 µg of methionine enkephalin per mL of diluted antiserum. (immunostar.com)
  • High magnification of the globus pallidus with nickel preparation (above) and low magnification IHC image of methionine encephalin staining in the globus pallidus and amygdala for the rat brain (below). (immunostar.com)
  • In contrast to the tissue, methionine-enkephalin accounted for more than half of the released enkephalin. (elsevier.com)
  • Research suggests that it does not make much difference whether the enkephalin contains methionine or leucine at the acid end of the peptide for its action. (medimabs.com)
  • The chronic administration of phencyclidine-HCl (PCP-HCl), 10 mg/kg, for 6-7 days resulted in a significant increase in the striatal methionine-enkephalin level, although acute administration induced no change of methionine-enkephalin level in this area. (fujita-hu.ac.jp)
  • The methionine-enkephalin levels in other areas investigated, i.e. the medulla oblongata/pons, the midbrain, the hypothalamus and the cortex, were unchanged after chronic PCP treatment. (fujita-hu.ac.jp)
  • Methionine-enkephalin (Met-Enk) induces notable alterations in immune and central nervous system functions. (torlakinstitut.com)
  • TY - JOUR AU - Vujić-Redžić, V. AU - Dimitrijević, Mirjana AU - Stanojević, Stanislava AU - Kovačević-Jovanović, Vesna AU - Miletić, Tatjana AU - Radulović, Jelena PY - 2000 UR - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/115 AB - Methionine-enkephalin (Met-Enk) induces notable alterations in immune and central nervous system functions. (torlakinstitut.com)
  • enkephalin ĕnkĕf´əlĭn [ key ] , one of several naturally occurring morphinelike substances ( endorphins ) released from nerve endings of the central nervous system and the adrenal medulla. (infoplease.com)
  • Enkephalins-Endorphins: Emotional stress. (springer.com)
  • J. Wybran, Enkephalins and endorphins as modifiers of the immune system: Present and future, Fed. (springer.com)
  • In: Plotnikoff N.P., Faith R.E., Murgo A.J., Good R.A. (eds) Enkephalins and Endorphins. (springer.com)
  • The brain then releases endorphins and enkephalins. (discoveriesinmedicine.com)
  • It was only then that researchers were able to identify the two naturally occurring pain killers, endorphins and enkephalins. (discoveriesinmedicine.com)
  • Good piece, but I suggest you change the title to the plural form of endorphins and enkephalins. (discoveriesinmedicine.com)
  • Humor releases adrenaline, endorphins and enkephalins , which are all natural pain killers and a natural reason to use humor, when inserting IVs. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The 1960s saw the advent of Ronald Melzack and Patrick Wall's gate theory followed by the isolation of enkephalins and endorphins. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The brain contains natural painkillers, including endorphins and enkephalins , which diminish the pain messages. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Exorphin means endorphins and enkephalins that come from outside the body (exogenous). (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Endorphins and enkephalins also bind to the mu receptor. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • D-Ala2]-Met-enkephalinamide (DALA), is a synthetic enkephalin analog which is not susceptible to degradation by brain enzymes and at low doses (5 to 10 micrograms) caused profound, long-lasting, morphine-like analgesia when microinjected into rat brain. (wikipedia.org)
  • Visceral antinociceptive effects of spinal clonidine combined with morphine, [D-Pen2, D-Pen5] enkephalin , or U50,488H. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • There is pharmacological evidence of activity of MET enabled enkephalin in morphine-tolerant animals. (yahoo.com)
  • Benzodiazepine receptor binding following chronic treatment with naloxone, morphine and met-enkephalin in normal rats. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Sensitivity to morphine-evoked bradycardia in rats is modified by dynorphin (1-13), Leu- and Met-enkephalin. (aspetjournals.org)
  • The potency of morphine for producing bradycardia can be modified by dynorphin (1-13), Leu- and Met-enkephalin. (aspetjournals.org)
  • Both dynorphin (1-13) and Leu-enkephalin administered s.c. to normal and morphine-tolerant rats, 30 min before blood vessel cannulation and testing, lowered the morphine ED50 for bradycardia. (aspetjournals.org)
  • Under the same test conditions, Met-enkephalin, given s.c. (0.45-0.9 mumol/kg) 30 min before morphine challenge, produced only desensitization to morphine-evoked bradycardia. (aspetjournals.org)
  • Effect of met-enkephalin and morphine on gastric secretion and. (mysciencework.com)
  • The effects of met-enkephalin and morphine on gastric acid and pepsin secretion and gastric mucosal and total blood flow were studied in anaesthetized dogs with an in vivo chambered secretion stomach preparation. (mysciencework.com)
  • Met-enkephalin and morphine were also effective after intravenous administration. (mysciencework.com)
  • Met-enkephalin but not morphine fails to stimulate acid secretion if given into the portal vein. (mysciencework.com)
  • Morphine-like activity of substituted amides & imides of [D-Ala2, Met5]-enkephalin. (bvsalud.org)
  • Each Met-enkephalin Antibody is fully covered by our Guarantee+, to give you complete peace of mind and the support when you need it. (novusbio.com)
  • MOUSE ANTI LEU-ENKEPHALIN-MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY antibody storage GENTAUR recommends for long therm storage to freeze at -24 C. For short time storage up to 30 days we suggest fridge storage at 1 to 10 C. Prevent multiple freeze taw cycles of MOUSE ANTI LEU-ENKEPHALIN-MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY. (antibody-antibodies.com)
  • We purchased the histochemical antibody for met-enkephalin (cat no 20065)and are curious about the epitopes it recognizes. (immunostar.com)
  • This antibody does not distinguish between Met5-enkephalin and Leu5-enkephalin by radioimmunoassay or by immunocytochemistry. (medimabs.com)
  • All wellestablished enkephalin immunoreactive sites are recognized by this antibody in immunohistochemistry (IHC) and electron microscopy immunocytochemistry (ICC). (medimabs.com)
  • Monoclonal antibodies were produced following immunization of mice with either [Leu5]enkephalin-bovine serum albumin or [Met5]enkephalin-keyhold limpet hemocyanin conjugates. (nih.gov)
  • The [D-Ala2,Met5]-enkephalinamide- and [D-Ala2,D-Leu5]-enkephalin-induced attenuations were antagonized by naloxone at different doses. (aspetjournals.org)
  • Localization of (Met5)- and (Leu5)-enkephalin in nerve terminals and SIF cells in adult human sympathetic ganglia. (northwestern.edu)
  • Six enkephalin analogues (N-substituted amides and imides of [D-Ala2, Met5]- enkephalin ) were synthesized and tested for opioid activity. (bvsalud.org)
  • An enkephalin is a pentapeptide involved in regulating nociception in the body. (wikipedia.org)
  • Met-enkephalin is a pentapeptide with the amino acid sequence tyr-gly-gly-phe-met. (wikipedia.org)
  • one pentapeptide ( Met enkephalin ) has the amino acid sequence Tyr-Gly-Gly-Phe-Met and the other ( Leu enkephalin ) has the sequence Tyr-Gly-Gly-Phe-Leu. (dictionary.com)
  • The endogenous opioid system, composed of the pentapeptide [Met 5 ]-enkephalin termed opioid growth factor (OGF) and the ζ-opioid receptor, has been shown to be important in the growth of human and animal neoplasias. (elsevier.com)
  • The gas-phase structures of the protonated pentapeptide Leu-enkephalin and its main collision-induced dissociation (CID) product ions, b4 and a4, are investigated by means of infrared multiple-photon dissociation (IR-MPD) spectroscopy and detailed molecular mechanics and density functional theory (DFT) calculations. (meta.org)
  • We found widespread expression of preproenkephalin (pPENK) mRNA and production of the enkephalin precursor protein proenkephalin (PENK) in rat and mouse tissues, as well as in tissues and cells from humans and pigs. (nih.gov)
  • Stable Peptide of the Endogenous Opioid Enkephalin Precursor and Breast Cancer Risk. (lu.se)
  • The amino acid sequence shows that the precursor is 267 amino acids long and contains 6 interspersed Met-enkephalin sequences and 1 Leu-enkephalin sequence. (neuromics.com)
  • Because of structural similarities it had been postulated that beta-endorphin is precursor of Met-enkephalin, and that dynorphin or alpha-neo-endorphin is precursor of Leu-enkephalin. (neuromics.com)
  • Enkephalins work as the body's natural painkillers and are derived from three inactive precursor proteins called proenkephalins. (crystalsandcatalysts.com)
  • It is shown that the singly protonated Leu-enkephalin precursor is protonated on the N-terminus. (meta.org)
  • The enkephalins are termed endogenous ligands, as they are internally derived and bind to the body's opioid receptors. (wikipedia.org)
  • The receptors for enkephalin are the delta opioid receptors and mu opioid receptors. (wikipedia.org)
  • In addition, anabolism of proenkephalin A results in the production of one copy each of two C-terminal-extended met-enkephalin derivatives, the heptapeptide met-enkephalin-arg-phe (261-267), and the octapeptide met-enkephalin-arg-gly-leu (186-193), though whether they affect the opioid receptors in a similar manner as met-enkephalin is not entirely clear. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is through these receptors that met-enkephalin produces its opioid effects, such as analgesia and antidepressant-like effects. (wikipedia.org)
  • Enkephalins bind to opiate receptors and release controlled levels of pain. (anaspec.com)
  • Leu-enkephalin is an endogenous agonist for the receptors that are stimulated by opiate alkaloids. (anaspec.com)
  • This review presents the evidence for an emerging involvement of enkephalin signaling through its two associated opioid receptors, μ opioid peptide receptor and δ opioid peptide receptor, in the natural adaptation to stressful lifestyles. (nih.gov)
  • Using traditional biochemical methods, this interaction between the messengers, so-called enkephalins, and opioid receptors is very difficult to study. (eurekalert.org)
  • All of a sudden - some 40 years after enkephalins were discovered - we begin to understand on a nuclear level how these messengers bind to their receptors," says Prof Dr Nils Metzler-Nolte, head of the RUB research team Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry. (eurekalert.org)
  • In addition, the met-enkephalin produced appears to bind to cancer cell receptors, resulting in apoptosis. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • We have previously demonstrated that these neurons display intracellular estrogen receptors, suggesting that estrogen can potentially influence their enkephalin expression. (diva-portal.org)
  • As tool compounds to study cardiac ischemia, the endogenous δ-opioid receptors (δOR) agonist Leu 5 -enkephalin and the more metabolically stable synthetic peptide ( d -Ala 2 , d -Leu 5 )-enkephalin are frequently employed. (mdpi.com)
  • Substitution of the meta-position of Phe 4 of Leu 5 -enkephalin provided high-affinity ligands with varying levels of selectivity and bias at both the δOR and µOR and improved peptide stability, while substitution with picoline derivatives produced lower-affinity ligands with G protein biases at both receptors. (mdpi.com)
  • Enkephalin activates the phospholipase C/Ca2+ system through cross-talk between opioid receptors and P2-purinergic or bradykinin receptors in NG 108-15 cells. (biochemj.org)
  • Many of these enkephalin localizations can be rationalized on the basis of known actions of opiate drugs and the brain stem distribution of opiate receptors. (elsevier.com)
  • Met-enkephalin is synthesized from proenkephalin via proteolytic cleavage in two metabolic steps. (wikipedia.org)
  • Proenkephalin, peptide B, and [Met 5 ]enkephalin-Arg 6 -Phe 7 (MEAP) comprised 95% of the extracted myocardial enkephalins (35 pmol/g). (elsevier.com)
  • The proopiomelanocortin gene (POMC) also contains the met-enkephalin sequence on the N-terminus of beta-endorphin, but the endorphin peptide is not processed into enkephalin. (wikipedia.org)
  • This receptor can bind to several different endogenous ligands, such as b-endorphin, enkephalin , and exogenous opioids. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • In immunocytochemistry the NOC1 and NOC2 recognized all well-established "enkephalin immunoreactive sites," but they did not bind to areas known to contain beta-endorphin or high levels of pro-enkephalin. (nih.gov)
  • Enkephalin was thought to be an endorphin, but it differs chemically. (sciencephoto.com)
  • D.E. Van Epps and L. Saland, Beta-endorphin and met-enkephalin stimulate human peripheral blood mononuclear cell chemotaxis, Immuno.l . 132: 3046 (1984). (springer.com)
  • Pain threshold changes in rats following central injection of beta-endorphin, Met-enkephalin , vasopressin or oxytocin antisera. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Regulation of neurohormone release in the fiddler crab, Uca pugilator: Effects of gammaaminobutyric acid, octopamine, met-enkephalin and beta-endorphin. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Endorphin and enkephalin are the body's natural painkillers. (discoveriesinmedicine.com)
  • The enkephalins are considered to be the primary endogenous ligands of the δ-opioid receptor, due to their high potency and selectivity for the site over the other endogenous opioids. (wikipedia.org)
  • Met-enkephalin is a potent agonist of the δ-opioid receptor, and to a lesser extent the μ-opioid receptor, with little to no effect on the κ-opioid receptor. (wikipedia.org)
  • The enkephalin receptor (gray) threads through the cell membrane. (eurekalert.org)
  • In the spinal cord, enkephalins inhibit painful sensations by reacting with specific receptor sites on the sensory nerve endings. (anaspec.com)
  • Enkephalin Opioid receptor agonist, induces analgesia. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Vanderhaeghen, "Striatal restricted adenosine A2 receptor (RDC8) is expressed by enkephalin but not by substance P neurons: an in situ hybridization histochemistry study," Journal of Neurochemistry, vol. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • An interdisciplinary team of biochemists and inorganic chemists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) has now succeeded in identifying the structure of an enkephalin in solution and to track its interaction with the opioid receptor in detail. (eurekalert.org)
  • Using computer simulation, the researchers then calculated how to optimally integrate the specific structure of the enkephalin, as identified by means of NMR spectroscopy, into the established three-dimensional structure of the receptor. (eurekalert.org)
  • The development of an enkephalin delta opioid receptor agonist has the potential to be a breakthrough analgesic product-treating pain without the abuse and respiratory depression potential, as well as a first-in-class breakthrough psychiatric drug for the treatment of syndromes such as refractory depression, suicidality, hyper-aggression and PTSD," said Jeffrey Gudin, MD, EVP, Chief Medical Officer for Virpax. (yahoo.com)
  • While the cold effect in part may be mediated by IL-4 and its receptor IL-4Ra in the adipocyte precursors, in mature adipose cells a reduction in the IL4Ra is observed and probably this effect may include diverse mediators, including IL-33 and Met-enkephalin [47, 48]. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • To this end, we explored substitution at the Phe 4 position of Leu 5 -enkephalin for its ability to modulate receptor function and selectivity. (mdpi.com)
  • An endogenous peptide for δ-opioid receptor (DOPr), Leu-enkephalin (L-ENK), is expressed in the skin and its expression is altered in pathological conditions. (elsevier.com)
  • An enkephalin analog that selectively binds to the MU OPIOID RECEPTOR. (ctdbase.org)
  • Both Enkephalins are pentapeptides (consisting of 5 amino acids) and have preference for the δ (delta)- opioid receptor. (crystalsandcatalysts.com)
  • By using Northern blot, we now show that a bolus injection of estrogen results in a rapid increase in spinal cord enkephalin mRNA levels in ovariectomized female rats. (diva-portal.org)
  • Olfactory bulbectomy increases prepro-enkephalin mRNA levels in the ventral striatum in rats. (anavex.com)
  • Rapid and extensive biliary excretion of [ d -penicillamine 2,5 ]enkephalin (DPDPE) in rats as the unchanged peptide suggests that multiple transport proteins may be involved in the hepatobiliary disposition of this zwitterionic peptide. (aspetjournals.org)
  • It seems likely that our enkephalin findings in rats mean that this neurotransmitter may drive some forms of overconsumption and addiction in people. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Stable derivative of Leu enkephalin, intravenously administered into rabbits and rats, decreased the rate of activation of creatine phosphokinase, aspartate- and alanine transaminases as well as corrected hypomagnesemia and the deteriorations in blood plasma osmolarity caused by novodrin necrosis of myocardium. (msk.ru)
  • the leu-enkephalin peptide sequence is coded for by both the enkephalin gene and the dynorphin gene. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dopamine differentially regulates dynorphin, substance P, and enkephalin expression in striatal neurons: in situ hybridization histochemical analysis. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • It is well established that the opioidergic neuropeptides dynorphin and enkephalin are also involved in the striatal control of motor and behavioral function [8]. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Behavioral changes induced by stressful situations: effects of enkephalins, dynorphin, and their interactions. (aspetjournals.org)
  • However, [D-Ala2,D-Leu5]-enkephalin-induced attenuation of both behavioral changes was not affected by either dynorphin or E 2078. (aspetjournals.org)
  • Dynorphin (1-13) was 3 times more potent than Leu-enkephalin. (aspetjournals.org)
  • It is one of the two forms of enkephalin, the other being leu-enkephalin. (wikipedia.org)
  • Immunofluorescence microscopy with anti-enkephalin antisera demonstrated immunoreactivity in rat tissues, including heart and skeletal muscle myocytes, intestinal and kidney epithelium, and intestinal smooth muscle cells. (nih.gov)
  • Localization of Met-enkephalin-like immunoreactivity within pain-related nuclei of cervical spinal cord, brainstem and midbrain in the cat. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Met-enkephalin immunoreactivity was investigated with an indirect immunoperoxidase technique in the cervical spinal cord, brainstem and midbrain of the cat, paying special attention to pain-related nuclei. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Levels of the following neuropeptides were measured by radioimmunoassay in samples of the medullary tissue: neuropeptide Y (NPY), substance P (SP), [Met]enkephalin ([Met]ENK), vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP), peptide YY, and bombesin-like immunoreactivity. (elsevier.com)
  • Enkephalin‐like immunoreactivity is primarily localized in perikarya along the peripheral borders of the tegmental nuclei, whereas substance P is present primarily in varicose terminals and a few perikarya in the more central portions. (northwestern.edu)
  • Met-enkephalin, also known as metenkefalin (INN), sometimes referred to as opioid growth factor (OGF), is a naturally occurring, endogenous opioid peptide that has opioid effects of a relatively short duration. (wikipedia.org)
  • Computer graphic representation of a molecule of enkephalin, an opioid peptide found in the human brain. (sciencephoto.com)
  • Leucine-2-alanine enkephalin - is a synthetic delta selective opioid peptide with analgesic properties. (academic.ru)
  • Injection of the endogenous opioid peptide, [Met 5 ]-enkephalin (OGF, 10 mg/kg i.p.) 4 h before termination, suppressed radiolabelled thymidine incorporation in the basal cell layer by 37-46% at 24 h after wounding. (elsevier.com)
  • Enkephalins are found in high concentration in the brain as well as in the cells of adrenal medulla. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] Met-enkephalin is found mainly in the adrenal medulla and throughout the central nervous system (CNS), including in the striatum, cerebral cortex, olfactory tubercle, hippocampus, septum, thalamus, and periaqueductal gray, as well as the dorsal horn of the spinal cord. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ontogeny of enkephalin and catecholamine-synthesizing enzymes in the primate fetal adrenal medulla. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Furthermore, in thin serial sections of these glands, dopamine beta-hydroxylase, phenylethanolamine N-methyltransferase, and leu-enkephalin appeared to be colocalized in the same cells of the adrenal medulla. (biomedsearch.com)
  • In experimental studies, enkephalins (ENKs) and related opioids have been implicated as negative regulators of breast cancer development by enhancing immune-mediated tumoral defense as well as directly inhibiting cancer cells. (lu.se)
  • The delta opioid agonist [D-Ala2, D-Leu5] enkephalin (DADLE) has been reported to decrease the metabolic demand in models of ischemia and cold preservation. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • Enkephalins were the first neuropeptides to be discovered and researched, but that did not happen until the 1970s. (eurekalert.org)
  • Using immunofluorescence and confocal microscopy, we quantified the co-expression of the clock proteins BMAL1 and PER2 with two neuropeptides, Substance P (SubP) and Enkephalin (Enk), expressed in distinct neuronal populations throughout the forebrain. (concordia.ca)
  • Although it is not known exactly how these neuropeptides function, the enkephalins are natural pain killers and may be involved, wth other neuropeptides, in the development of psychopathologic behavior in some cases. (mdbioproducts.com)
  • We offer Met-enkephalin Antibodies for use in common research applications: Immunohistochemistry, Immunohistochemistry-Paraffin, Western Blot. (novusbio.com)
  • Our Met-enkephalin Antibodies can be used in a variety of model species: Human. (novusbio.com)
  • Choose from our Met-enkephalin polyclonal antibodies. (novusbio.com)
  • These monoclonal antibodies did not discriminate between Leu- and Met-enkephalin in either radioimmunoassay or immunocytochemistry. (nih.gov)
  • NOC1 was shown to be a suitable tool to demonstrate enkephalin immunoreactive sites by radioimmunocytochemistry utilizing both internally and externally labeled monoclonal antibodies. (nih.gov)
  • Enkephalins, pentapeptides containing the consensus Tyr-Gly-Gly-Phe-Xaa sequence, are the smallest of the molecules with pain killing or opiate activity. (anaspec.com)
  • Met- and Leu-enkephalins compete with and mimic the effects of opiate drugs. (abcam.com)
  • Met-enkephalin (tyr-gly-gly-phe-met) and leu-enkephalin (tyr-gly-gly-phe-leu) are pentapeptides which compete with and mimic the effects of opiate drugs. (neuromics.com)
  • Enkephalin is also considered a neuropeptide, which in the human body performs as an important signaling molecule in the brain. (wikipedia.org)
  • Enkephalins are found in the thalamus of the brain and in some parts of the spinal cord that transmit pain impulses. (anaspec.com)
  • Computer molecular graphic of part of a molecule of encephalin, a polypeptide found in the human brain. (sciencephoto.com)
  • PES200 will be the second investigational product formulation delivered via the nasal route to enhance enkephalin transport to the brain developed by Virpax. (yahoo.com)
  • PES200 will use a preassembled device and cartridge to propel the enkephalin formulation through the nose to the brain via the olfactory nerve. (yahoo.com)
  • In theory, the Molecular Envelope Technology (MET) will help to carry the enkephalin to the brain to suppress anxiety. (yahoo.com)
  • IR-Met and IR-Leu enkephalin content in the axolotl brain (Ambystoma mexicanum). (semanticscholar.org)
  • The met-enkephalin was the predominant peptide present in the axolotl brain in contrast with leu-enkephalin, except in the hypophysis where the ratio MET/LEU was 2.2/l. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Modifications in the distribution of met-enkephalin in the limbic system of the cat brain after electroacupuncture. (semanticscholar.org)
  • These findings indicate that enkephalins competitively inhibit mammalian brain PROT through a direct interaction with the transporter protein at or near the L-proline binding site. (elsevier.com)
  • Enkephalin immunoreactive perikarya, fibers and nerve terminals, visualized by the indirect immunohistofluorescent method in colchicine-pretreated animals, are localized in many discrete regions of the rat brain stem. (elsevier.com)
  • The possible influence of dopamine or enkephalins on the secretion of such other hormones has not been elucidated up today. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Enkephalin distribution was examined in autonomic areas of the rat thoracic spinal cord. (sciencemag.org)
  • Enkephalin-synthesizing neurons in the super®cial laminae of the spinal and trigeminal dorsal horn are critical components of the endogenous pain-modulatory system. (diva-portal.org)
  • Thus, 4 h after estrogen administration the enkephalin mRNA-expression in the lumbar spinal cord was on average 68% higher (P , 0:05) than in control animals injected with vehicle only. (diva-portal.org)
  • Enkephalins block pain signals in the spinal cord. (discoveriesinmedicine.com)
  • Modifications in the distribution of met-enkephalin in the cat spinal cord after administration of clonidine. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Vinayek, R, Brown, DR & Miller, RJ 1982, ' Tolerance and cross-tolerance to antisecretory action of enkephalins in the guinea-pig ileum ', Gastroenterology , vol. 82, no. 5 II. (northwestern.edu)
  • The localization of enkephalin fibers coincided with nuclear regions containing sympathetic preganglionic neurons. (sciencemag.org)
  • TY - JOUR T1 - [D-Ala2, D-Leu5] Enkephalin Improves Liver Preservation During Normothermic Ex Vivo Perfusion. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • Here, we report that Leu- and Met-enkephalin and their des-tyrosyl derivatives potently and selectively inhibited high affinity L-proline uptake in rat hippocampal synaptosomes and in PROT- transfected HeLa cells. (elsevier.com)
  • The Enkephalins have a remarkable structure which includes a fragment that is found in opioid drug derivatives. (crystalsandcatalysts.com)
  • Horizontal sections revealed a pattern for enkephalin fibers resembling Laruelle's description of the localization of sympathetic preganglionic neurons as rungs of a ladder. (sciencemag.org)
  • These findings suggest that substance P‐containing terminals in dorsal tegmental nuclei are probably derived from afferent axons and that enkephalin is present in intrinsic neurons. (northwestern.edu)
  • The finding that one type of neostriatal neuron, and a very similar neuron in the globus pallidus, receives multiple enkephalin-immunoreactive boutons all over its perikaryon and along its dendrites indicates a potentially important role of enkephalin in the convergence of information within the neostriatum and pallidum on to output neurons. (ox.ac.uk)
  • We used immunocytochemistry to study the ontogeny of leu-enkephalin and the catecholamine-synthesizing enzymes dopamine beta-hydroxylase and phenylethanolamine N-methyltransferase in adjacent sections of 14 fetal rhesus and 31 fetal human adrenal glands. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Dopamine beta-hydroxylase could be detected at 15 weeks, followed by leu-enkephalin and phenylethanolamine N-methyltransferase at 18-19 weeks. (biomedsearch.com)
  • In adults, enkephalins are cosecreted with catecholamines in response to stress. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Our results suggest that the fetal adrenal may be capable of cosecretion of catecholamines and enkephalins, at least by the end of the second trimester of gestation. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Together our studies indicate that multiple non-neuronal tissues produce PENK and release enkephalins. (nih.gov)
  • Our most advanced clinical program involves immunotherapy with met-enkephalin (MENK) and/or opioid growth factor (OGF), which have been shown to stimulate the immune system even in patients with advanced cancer. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Plasma Met-enkephalin and catecholamine responses to intense exercise in humans. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The results present evidence of in vivo release of enkephalin-like material in humans and suggest that stimulation analgesia may be partially due to this release. (sciencemag.org)
  • This distribution in part overlaps that of enkephalin, a potent pain-inhibiting endogenous opioid. (diva-portal.org)
  • In the globus pallidus, all the enkephalin-immunoreactive boutons studied formed symmetrical synapses with ensheathed dendrites and perikarya that were similar to the latter type of postsynaptic neuron in the neostriatum. (ox.ac.uk)
  • Synthetic peptide corresponding to Met Enkephalin conjugated to Keyhole Limpet Haemocyanin (KLH) (Glutaraldehyde). (abcam.com)
  • Met- and leu-enkephalin are metabolized by a variety of different enzymes, including aminopeptidase N (APN), neutral endopeptidase (NEP), dipeptidyl peptidase 3 (DPP3), carboxypeptidase A6 (CPA6), and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE). (wikipedia.org)
  • Enkephalin degradating enzymes in pheochromocytoma patients. (biomedsearch.com)
  • The results are consistent with the view that enkephalin-like substances may be synaptic transmitters in the neostriatum and that they may have different actions according to the nature of the postsynaptic target. (ox.ac.uk)
  • Although experimental studies have established that enkephalins and related opioid hormones can inhibit the growth of cancer cells, these are the first studies to investigate whether plasma concentration of pro-ENK can predict near-term breast cancer risk in healthy women. (marketwired.com)
  • Mouse striatum stained with D2 cell marker Enkephalin (RA14124) in green and with neuronal marker NeuN in red courtesy of Dr Heike Rebholz of City College of New York. (neuromics.com)
  • This analgesia, which was blocked by naloxone in 80% of the cases, was accompanied by a significant rise in ventricular enkephalin-like activity, as measured by two different methods. (sciencemag.org)