Definition of Dynorphin

1. Noun. (biochemistry) Any of a class of opioid peptides that arise from the precursor protein prodynorphin ¹



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Definition of Dynorphin

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Dynorphin

1. Opiate peptide derived from the hypothalamic precursor pro dynorphin (that also contains the neoendorphin sequences). Contains the penta peptide leu enkephalin sequence. Its binding affinity is greater for the _ type than for the _ type opioid receptor. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dynorphin

dynatron
dynatrons
dyne
dynein
dynein atpase
dyneins
dynel
dynels
dyneme
dynemes
dynes
dyno
dynode
dynodes
dynorphin (current term)
dynorphin-converting endopeptidase
dynorphins
dynos
dyon
dyonic
dyons
dyor
dyotropic
dyphylline
dypingite
dypnone
dypnones
dyrosaurid
dyrosaurids

Literary usage of Dynorphin

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1. The Neuroscience of Mental Health: A Report on Neuroscience Research edited by Stephen H. Koslow (1997)
"Investigators studying the dynorphin opioids have characterized the distribution of these peptides in the hippocampus and have shown that they are ..."

2. Drug Abuse and Drug Abuse Research (1991): The Third Triennial Report to edited by MaryLouise Embrey, Christine R. Hartel (1999)
"dynorphin cell bodies are localized in the striatum and project to the nigra and thus bear a reciprocal anatomical relation to the dopaminergic projections ..."

3. Drug Addiction Research & the Health of Women edited by Cora L. Wetherington (1999)
"dynorphin peptides are potent modulators of prolactin release. Among healthy subjects, serum prolactin levels increased in direct response to dynorphin ..."

4. Problems of Drug Dependence: Proceedings of the 58th Annual Scientific Meeting by Louie S. Harrie (1999)
"LOCAL PERFUSION OF dynorphin A^ REDUCES EXTRACELLULAR DOPAMINE LEVELS IN THE NUCLEUS ACCUMBENS LH Claye; IM Maisonneuve; J. Yu; A. Ho; and MJ Kreek The ..."

5. Schizophrenia, 1993: A Special Report edited by David Shore, Samuel J. Keith (1996)
"Other neuropeptides have recently been studied, including substance P (SP), dynorphin A, neuropeptide Y (NY), peptide YY (PYY), and somatostatin. ..."

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