Reward processing by the opioid system in the brain.


The opioid system consists of three receptors, mu, delta, and kappa, which are activated by endogenous opioid peptides processed from three protein precursors, proopiomelanocortin, proenkephalin, and prodynorphin. Opioid receptors are recruited in response to natural rewarding stimuli and drugs of abuse, and both endogenous opioids and their receptors are… (More)
DOI: 10.1152/physrev.00005.2009


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@article{Merrer2009RewardPB, title={Reward processing by the opioid system in the brain.}, author={Julie Le Merrer and J{\'e}r{\^o}me A J Becker and Katia Befort and Brigitte Lina Kieffer}, journal={Physiological reviews}, year={2009}, volume={89 4}, pages={1379-412} }