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Enkephalins

Enkephalins

natural opiate pentapeptides isolated originally from pig brain. Leu enkephalin YGGFL) and met enkephalin (YGGFM) bind particularly strongly to _ type opiate receptors.


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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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The Fiber Disease

... 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 protein. The ...

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by Skytroll
Thu Nov 02, 2006 5:26 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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20 Amino Acids

... Small Peptides of Physiological Interest Glutathione (GSH or gGlu-Cys-Gly) - antioxidant scavenger for oxidizing agents (2 GSH = GS-SG + 2 H) Enkephalins (pain relief--found in brain)- Tyr-Gly-Gly-Phe-Leu (or Met) natural brain analgesics - have structural similarity to opiates Oxytocin (induction ...

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by CoolJay221
Thu Feb 09, 2006 7:02 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 20 Amino Acids
Replies: 14
Views: 110544


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