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Immediate-early genes and opioid peptides

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Cellular stimulation causes the rapid appearance of proteins in the nucleus which function as signal-regulated transcription factors converting membrane events into long-term changes in gene expression. These transcription factors are the products of a variety of immediate early genes (IEG). One important group of these signal- regulated transcription factors are the BZip proteins which contain each a basic (B) and a leucine zipper (Zip) domain that are required for DNA binding and dimerization, respectively.

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  • Bovine Chromaffin Cell
  • POMC Gene
  • Bovine Adrenal Medullary Cell
  • Prodynorphin Gene
  • POMC Gene Expression

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Kraus, J., Bacher, B., Wang, X., Höllt, V. (1995). Immediate-early genes and opioid peptides. In: Tölle, T.R., Schadrack, J., Zieglgänsberger, W. (eds) Immediate-Early Genes in the Central Nervous System. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-79562-6_6

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