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Endorphin

Endorphin

(Science: protein) Any of several morphine-like peptides naturally produced in the brain which bind to certain neuron receptors and have the effect of diminishing pain.

Released in response to neurotransmitters and rapidly inactived by peptidases. Physiological responses to endorphins include analgesia and sedation. A neurochemical occurring naturally in the brain and having analgesic properties.A type of protein produced in the nervous system that has similar effects to morphine.


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Re: endorphins

Just in case anyone is still following this! Simplify your google search: <endorphin structure> In 1981 Pierre Nicholas, et. al. published a couple of papers on tertiary structure of camel beta-endorphin (CBE). They reported changes in the UV spectra of intact ...

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by jpaullanier
Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:51 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: endorphins
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Re: endorphins

I don’t quite know what you’re asking. The endorphins or enkephalins are small peptides. I wouldn’t expect much secondary or tertiary structure to be present. The one crystal structure that I’ve seen is an extended peptide with no additional secondary ...

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by blcr11
Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:47 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: endorphins
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genome

... example, a single gene expressed in your brain codes for a large polypeptide that is cleaved and gives rise to the hormone ACTH, MSH, and a beta endorphin. Therefore, in this case, one gene codes for 3 proteins. Another very common phenomenon is alternative splicing: introns are spliced in a ...

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by MrMistery
Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:57 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: genome
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The Fiber Disease

... But peptides are more direct in their action and properties. They may target specific functions. We have an example of small peptides like endorphins or enkephalins. Those peptides are approximately 30 amino acids long, and it is about 10 to 20 times [fewer] amino acids than in an average ...

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by Skytroll
Thu Nov 02, 2006 5:26 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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Specific memory in Innate Immune System

I think so and also I found that the Serotonine level in blood was increasing...maybe due to Valentine Day..:lol: Aha! I need endorphin :lol:

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by Dr.Stein
Wed Feb 15, 2006 7:38 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Specific memory in Innate Immune System
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