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Endorphins

Endorphins

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.


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Sound and how the brain reacts to it

... stays in my head. I asked my brain physiology professor back in the 80's what this was, and he had no idea. We agreed there must be a release of endorphins, and that I was pretty lucky I could get that sensation without the use of drugs. I'll check out some videos but I haven't had this triggered ...

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by Snoozin
Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:57 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Sound and how the brain reacts to it
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Anyone experience runner's high?

... excess levels of dopamine to schizophrenia, low levels of GABA to anxiety, etc. Among the many neurotransmitters produced in the brain are endorphins, natural opiates that increase pleasure and reduce pain (opium, morphine, and heroine mimic the effects of endorphins). Endorphins are produced ...

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by tomkkk
Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:51 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone experience runner's high?
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CHOCOLATE makes you HAPPY???

i just a documentary in which they said that chocolate causes the brain to release endorphins, which make you feel more relaxed or positive. Could it be true? Does it makes sense? Do you have any idea how it would work?

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by TheVirus
Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:58 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CHOCOLATE makes you HAPPY???
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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 versus digested CBE (this is call...

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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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