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Endogenous opioid agonist peptide; inhibits electrically stimulated contractions in mouse vas deferens (IC50 = 11.4 nM). Short-acting in vivo.
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DiMaio et al (1982) Synthesis and pharmacological characterization in vitro of cyclic enkephalin analogues: effect of conformational constraints on opiate receptor selectivity. J.Med.Chem. 25 1432 PMID: 6296388
Law and Loh (1978) 3H-Leu5-enkephalin specific binding to synaptic membrane - comparison with 3H-dihydromorphine and 3H-naloxone. Res.Commun.Chem.Pathol.Pharmacol. 21 409 PMID: 705021
Meunier et al (1977) Binding of Leu5-enkephalin and Met5-enkephalin to a particulate fraction from rat cerebrum. FEBS Lett. 77 209 PMID: 862920
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Markkanen and Petäjä-Repo (2008) N-glycan-mediated quality control in the endoplasmic reticulum is required for the expression of correctly folded delta-opioid receptors at the cell surface. J Biol Chem 283 29086 PMID: 18703511
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