Neural Functions of the Delta-Opioid Receptor

  • Ying Xia

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Lu Pu, Yinfang Xu, Wolfgang Schwarz
    Pages 349-361
  3. Naoko Kuzumaki, Minoru Narita
    Pages 389-398
  4. Meaghan Staples, Sandra Acosta, Naoki Tajiri, Mibel Pabon, Yuji Kaneko, Cesar V. Borlongan
    Pages 399-408
  5. Jason Eli Maas, Zhiyi Zuo
    Pages 437-446
  6. Albert J. Fenoy, Ying Xia
    Pages 521-581
  7. Jan M. Schilling, Daniel N. Deussen, David M. Roth, Hemal H. Patel
    Pages 607-630
  8. Huimin Gao, Dongman Chao, Sebastian J. Villarreal, Daniel Yiu, Guoqiang Wen, Tao Chen et al.
    Pages 631-685

About this book


This is the first book to summarize the progress of research on the delta opioid receptor (DOR) to date. This receptor, a member of the opioid receptor family, was not studied at all until the 1990s when some researchers began looking into the role that it plays in neuroprotection and other functions. Many scientists from a number of independent labs have now confirmed that DOR can provide neuroprotection from hypoxic/ischemic injuries. They have also found that it plays a role in physiological and pathophysiological events such as hypoxic encephalopathy, epilepsy, acupuncture, Parkinson's disease, etc. by regulating membrane proteins and balancing intracellular survival/death signals. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of research and provide a blueprint for future directions.​


delta opioid receptor hypoxic/ischemic injury neuroprotection opioid receptors neurogenesis

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  • Ying Xia
    • 1
  1. 1.Univ of Texas Med SchlHoustonUSA

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