Satoshi Toyama

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Multiple opioid receptor (OR) types and endogenous opioid peptides exist in the spinal dorsal horn and there may be interactions among these receptor types that involve opioid peptides. In a previous study we observed that antinociceptive effects of the selective κ-opioid receptor (κOR) agonist, U50,488H, was attenuated in μ-opioid receptor(More)
H-Dmt-D-Arg-Phe-Lys-NH(2) ([Dmt(1)]DALDA) is a synthetic tetrapeptide with extraordinary selectivity for the mu-opioid receptor and is an extremely potent analgesic. [Dmt(1) ]DALDA is unusual in the way that the greater part of its analgesic potency appears to be produced by its actions in the spinal cord. Furthermore, [Dmt(1) ]DALDA inhibits norepinephrine(More)
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