Modulation of human lymphocyte proliferation by FLFQPQRFamide, a FMRFamide-like peptide with anti-opiate properties.

The octapeptide Phe-Leu-Phe-Gln-Pro-Gln-Arg-Phe-NH2 (F8Fa), originally detected in mammalian brain by antisera raised against the invertebrate peptide Phe-Met-Arg-Phe-NH2 (FMRFamide) is a neuropeptide able to antagonize the actions of both endogenous and exogenous opiates. Since it is well accepted that lymphocytes are targets for opiates, we have tested… CONTINUE READING