Biogenic amines and β-endorphin responses in the rat vas deferens

H. Miranda, J. F. Vergara, F. Rosselot, E. Fernandez

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1. 1. Recent studies have demonstrated that activation of opioid peptide receptor by β-endorphin results in a change of bioamines in peripheral tissues. 2. 2. The present results could be interpreted assuming that the action of β-endorphin, on the smooth muscle of the isolated rat vas deferens, is independent of catecholaminergic, cholinergic and tryptaminergic neurotransmission. 3. 3. There is evidence that it is through a specific opioid 'ε{lunate}-receptor' which have been shown a high degree of affinity for β-endorphin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-48
Number of pages4
JournalGeneral Pharmacology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology


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