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Opioid receptors

opioid receptor

(Science: pharmacology) A membrane protein, widely distributed in animal cells, but especially in the brain (enkephalin receptors) and gut. The natural ligands are the opiate peptide neurotransmitters, but the name is given because opiates are potent agonists that occupy the receptors and mimic the action of the natural transmitters.

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Connection between opioid receptors and fatty acid receptors

... in right topic. I used BLAST comparisons semi randomly and found that opioid receptors were at least 20% identical with cannabinoid, thrombin and fatty acid receptors. ...

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by mhein
Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Connection between opioid receptors and fatty acid receptors
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Competitive receptor-ligand Binding

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Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:48 pm
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The Fiber Disease

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is it correct?

"opioid An opioid is any agent that binds to opioid receptors, found principally in the central nervous system and gastrointestinal tract. There are four broad classes ...

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by angelo
Thu Feb 09, 2006 4:10 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Difference between opiate and opiod
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