An opioid system in connective tissue: a study of achilles tendon in the rat.

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The occurrence of endogenous opioids and their receptors in rat achilles tendon was analyzed by immunohistochemistry (IHC), radioimmunoassay (RIA), and in vitro binding assays. The investigation focused on four enkephalins, dynorphin B, and nociceptin/orphanin FQ. Nerve fibers immunoreactive to all enkephalins (Met-enkephalin, Leu-enkephalin, Met-enkephalin… (More)

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@article{Ackermann2001AnOS, title={An opioid system in connective tissue: a study of achilles tendon in the rat.}, author={Paul W Ackermann and Mariana Spetea and Ingela Nylander and Karolina Ploj and Mansoor Ahmed and Andris Kreicbergs}, journal={The journal of histochemistry and cytochemistry : official journal of the Histochemistry Society}, year={2001}, volume={49 11}, pages={1387-95} }