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The use of compounds with high selectivity for each opioid receptor (mu, delta and kappa) is crucial for understanding the mechanisms of opioid actions. Until recently non-peptide mu-opioid receptor selective antagonists were not available. However, N-cyclopropylmethyl-4,14-dimethoxy-morphinan-6-one (cyprodime) has shown a very high selectivity for(More)
Following the description of the [3H]deltorphin II, it has been reported that the modification of deltorphin II with the substitution of Val5,6 residues by the more hydrophobic IIe5,6 residues leads to an increased affinity and selectivity. The IIe5,6 deltorphin II (Tyr-D-Ala-Phe-Gly-IIe-IIe-HH2) was tritiated by catalytic dehalogenation and labelled rat(More)
Opioid receptor binding properties of [3H]Tyr-D-Ala-Phe-Phe-NH2 (TAPP) were characterized in rat brain and Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells expressing the rat mu-receptor. In rat brain, [3H]TAPP labeled a single class of opioid sites with a dissociation constant (Kd) of 0.31 nM and maximal number of binding sites (Bmax) of 119 fmol/mg protein. In CHO-mu/1(More)
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