Alina-Elena Ilie

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BACKGROUND/AIM Pancreatic acinar cells are involved in the secretion of digestive enzymes. Digestive enzymes in pancreatic acinar cells are stored in membrane-bound secretory vesicles called zymogen granules (ZGs). The swelling of ZGs is implicated in the regulation of the expulsion of intravesicular contents during secretion. The molecular mechanism of ZG(More)
Opioid-like peptides mediate analgesia and induce behavioral effects such as tolerance and dependence by ligand-receptor-mediated mechanisms. The classical opioid prohormones can generate several bioactive peptides, and these divergent families of prohormones share a common well conserved ancestral opioid motif (Tyr-Gly-Gly-Phe). Evidence from(More)
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