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an endorphin having opiate qualities that occurs in the brain and spinal cord and elsewhere

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It's not that enkephalins or similar drugs make the rats like the chocolates more, the researchers say, but rather that the brain chemicals increase their desire and impulse to eat them.
51 Acupuncture affects the activity and plasma concentrations of vasomotor agents, including norepinephrine, angiotensin II, serotonin, enkephalins, beta-endorphins and glutamate.
Effects of force on methionine enkephalin and substance P concentrations in human pulpal tissue.
In other work by George and colleagues (1991), they concluded that a relative lack of enkephalin peptides trans-synaptically, possibly resulting from enhanced enkephalin degradation, might contribute to increased alcohol consumption in C57Bl/6J mice.
In addition to this newly acquired Endomorphin technology, and our exclusive licenses for GAD, we also have an ongoing clinical development program with Enkephalin," saidsays Elisabeth Lindner, President and CEO of Diamyd Medical.
Higher concentrations of the endogenous opioid enkephalin, as well as gamma-aminobutyric acid, have been measured after HF stimulation; higher concentrations of [beta]-endorphin and serotonin have been found after LF stimulation [28-29].
These include [beta]-endorphin (which consists of 31 amino acids), dynorphin (13 amino acids), and the enkephalins (5-amino-acid peptides that end in either methionine [met-enkephalin] or leucine [leu-enkephalin]) (Kandel et al.
Both 1-10 [micro]M of the mu-receptor agonist D-ala2, N-Me-Phe4,Gly-ol5 enkephalin (DAMGO), and 1-10 [micro]M morphine have greater effects on high voltage-activated Ca2+ currents in IB4-negative than in IB4-positive cells (44).
Peptides such as methionine enkephalin and leucine enkephalin and the proteins chignolin and TRP Cage are examined in this study.
Leucine enkephalin was added through postcolumn infusion to serve as an internal mass calibrant, to confirm analyte identification using accurate mass estimation (Benotti et al.
studies showing low pain thresholds (17) and abnormal beta-endorphin (an opioid peptide neurotransmitter) (18) and methionine enkephalin (an opioid peptide) (19) levels in PTSD patients.
Increased levels of enkephalin following natural sunlight (combined with salt water bathing at the Dead Sea) and ultraviolet A irradiation.
It stimulates the beta-endorphin and enkephalin synthesis, proving the comfort, well-being and pleasure sensation perceived when applying the product on the skin, favoring skin homeostasis thus inducing an immediate sensorial effect.