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amide combining the amino group of one amino acid with the carboxyl group of another

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This report is also in consistence with other in vivo evidences that endogenous opioid peptide inhibit testosterone secretion27-32.
The availability of endogenous opioid peptides, endorphins, enkephalins and dynorphins, led to the characterization of the opioid receptor subtypes, mu, delta, and kappa.
Endogenous opioid peptides and the control of the menstrual cycle.
Steroidal modulation of the regulatory neuropeptides: luteinizing hormone releasing hormone, neuropeptide Y and endogenous opioid peptides.
From the pharmacological point of view, the dose of naloxone used by different research teams is extremely elevated, non physiological: It is known that the use of high doses of Endogenous Opioid Peptides (EOP) antagonists such as naloxone can produce an interaction of the antagonist with other receptors, besides those related to the control of gonadotrophin secretion [21, 31].
In joints, endogenous opioid peptides have been identified in human inflamed synovium, where they are thought to act on intraarticular opioid receptors to reduce joint pain (15).
Endogenous opioid peptides, such as beta-endorphin and enkephalin, function to inhibit pain and they are also the 'feel good' substances that are released following high levels of exercise or love.
Furthermore, there is evidence of an interaction between endogenous opioid peptides and the dopaminergic mesocorticolimbic system in behavioral responses to stress.