Amphibian Opioids: Novel Dermorphin-Like Peptides

  • Lucia Negri
Part of the GWUMC Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Annual Spring Symposia book series (GWUN)


Among the fourteen peptide families so far described in amphibian skin, that of the opioid peptides is certainly one of the most interesting, as it raises a number of fascinating problems in the field of biochemistry, pharmacology and molecular biology. Opioid peptides have been so far found only in the skin of South American hylid frogs belonging to the subfamily Phyllomedusinae. These are heptapeptides with the common amino-terminal sequence Tyr-D-Xaa-Phe, where D-Xaa is either D-alanine or D-methionine.


Opioid Receptor Antinociceptive Effect Opioid Peptide High Affinity Site Amphibian Skin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lucia Negri
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  1. 1.Institute of Medical PharmacologyUniversity “La Sapienza”RomeItaly

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