Antagonistic property of buprenorphine for putative ϵ-opioid receptor-mediated G-protein activation by β-endorphin in pons/medulla of the μ-opioid receptor knockout mouse

@article{Mizoguchi2002AntagonisticPO,
  title={Antagonistic property of buprenorphine for putative ϵ-opioid receptor-mediated G-protein activation by $\beta$-endorphin in pons/medulla of the $\mu$-opioid receptor knockout mouse},
  author={Hirokazu Mizoguchi and H.-e. Wu and Minoru Narita and F. Scott Hall and Ichiro Sora and George R. Uhl and Hiroshi Nagase and Leon F. Tseng},
  journal={Neuroscience},
  year={2002},
  volume={115},
  pages={715-721}
}
Abstract β-Endorphin is a non-selective opioid peptide which binds μ-, δ- and putative ϵ (β-endorphin-sensitive non-μ-, non-δ- and non-κ 1 -)-opioid receptors. We have previously reported that β-endorphin-produced G-protein activation is mediated by the stimulation of both μ- and putative ϵ-opioid receptors. The present study was designed to further characterize this putative ϵ-opioid receptor-mediated G-protein activation in the pons/medulla membrane obtained from mice lacking μ-opioid… Expand
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