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Nociceptin/orphanin FQ (N/OFQ), an endogenous opioid-like orphan receptor (NOP receptor, previously termed ORL1 receptor) agonist, has been found to inhibit capsaicin-induced bronchoconstriction in isolated guinea-pig lungs and in vivo. The underlying mechanisms are not clear. In the present studies, we tested the effect of N/OFQ on VR1 channel function in(More)
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