Recent Advances in the Understanding of Membrane Opioid Receptor
The cloning of the ∂ opioid receptor by two independent groups has been quickly followed by cloning of the other two major opioid receptor types, µ and k. It is likely that other opioid receptor types of subtypes will soon be discovered, and the availability of the receptor cDNAs will also allow investigators to explore their localization and function. Our own laboratory, following a more traditional approach, has isolated a protein that seems to play some role in opioid receptor function.
KeywordsOpioid Receptor Opiate Receptor Receptor cDNA Dorsal Root Ganglion Culture Opioid Ligand
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