Involvement of opioid peptides in the regulation of reproduction in the prawn Penaeus indicus

@article{Reddy2000InvolvementOO,
  title={Involvement of opioid peptides in the regulation of reproduction in the prawn Penaeus indicus},
  author={P Sreenivasula Reddy},
  journal={Naturwissenschaften},
  year={2000},
  volume={87},
  pages={535-538}
}
 The possible involvement of an endogenous opioid system in the regulation of ovarian development in the prawn Penaeus indicus was investigated. Injection of leucine-enkephalin significantly increased the ovarian index and oocyte diameter in a dose-dependent manner. In contrast, injection of methionine-enkephalin significantly decreased the ovarian index and oocyte diameters. These results provide evidence to support the hypothesis that an opioid system is involved in the regulation of… CONTINUE READING
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