encephalin


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encephalin

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encephaline

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(Biochemistry) a variant of enkephalin
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Peptides such as desmopressin, leucine encephalin analog, and insulin have been modified by certain fatty acids in various studies, and formulations have been achieved with a longer plasma half-life, better resistance to enzymes, and enhanced permeability by opening up the tight junctions or hybridizing with target molecules (17, 21).
Han et al (19,20) from Beijing Medical University, China, concluded that the antinociceptive effect was frequency-dependent, with low-frequency (2 Hz) stimulation accelerating production of endorphin and encephalin, and high-frequency stimulation (100 Hz) up-regulating the dynorphin level.
The excitatory neurotransmitters in the dorsal horn are mediated by a number of neurotransmitters, including inhibitory amino acids, such as GABA and glycine, as well as neuropeptides, such as encephalin [42].