Hitoshi Muguruma

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Kyotorphin, an endogenous [Met5]enkephalin-releasing antinociceptive dipeptide (L-Tyr-L-Arg), is formed by kyotorphin synthetase from its constituent amino acids, L-Tyr and L-Arg, in the brain in an ATP-Mg(2+)-dependent manner. To elucidate the physiological role of kyotorphin in organs other than the brain, we examined the activity of kyotorphin synthetase(More)