Possible role of endogenous morphine and codeine on growth regulation of lung tissue.

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The literature indicates that morphine can inhibit the growth of both small cell and non small cell lung cancer cell lines and that nicotine can reverse this inhibition. In this report we present data showing that mammalian lung tissue contain the opiate alkaloids morphine and codeine and that these alkaloids are also to be found in normal lung cell lines… (More)

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@article{Munjal1995PossibleRO, title={Possible role of endogenous morphine and codeine on growth regulation of lung tissue.}, author={Iona Munjal and John D. Minna and R Manneckjee and Peter R. Bieck and Stephen A. Spector}, journal={Life sciences}, year={1995}, volume={57 5}, pages={517-21} }