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The role of glycosylation in the mechanism of opiate and opioid peptide action

The role of glycosylation in the mechanism of opiate and opioid peptide action

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Published .
Written in English


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Statementby Ronald William McLawhon.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsMicrofilm 82/102
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Paginationix, 170 leaves
Number of Pages170
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3065007M
LC Control Number82161805

The issue of multiple classes of opiate and opioid peptide re­ ceptors and their importance in understanding mechanisms of ac­ tion provides the major focus of the book. The study of opiates and opioid peptides provides a unique research opportunity in the neuropharmacology of drug receptors. From inside the book. What people LHRH luteinizing hormone McCann mechanism median eminence mediated Metab metabolism morphine naloxone Neuroendocrinology neurons opiate opioid ovarian hormones ovariectomized patients peptide physiologic pituitary cells plasma portal blood PRL release effects and mechanisms of action Peptide Hormones.

Endomorphins are considered to be natural opioid neurotransmitters central to pain relief. The two known endomorphins, endomorphin-1 and endomorphin-2, are tetrapeptides, consisting of Tyr-Pro-Trp-Phe and Tyr-Pro-Phe-Phe amino acid sequences respectively. These sequences fold into tertiary structures with high specificity and affinity for the μ-opioid receptor, binding it exclusively and. The conference provided a forum for discussing advances that have been made in the understanding of endogenous and exogenous opioids and tackled a wide array of topics ranging from novel opiate binding sites selective for benzomorphan drugs to the purification of opioid receptors and .

Abstract: Alcohol dependence is a widespread psychiatric disorder. While relapse prevention therapy in alcoholism was exclusively dominated by social and psychological treatments for many years, in the last decades the benefits of pharmacological agents for the rehabilitation treatment in alcoholism have become increasingly evident. Naturally occurring glycopeptides and glycoproteins play important roles in biological processes. Glycosylation is one of the most common post-translational modifications in vivo. Glycopeptides are involved in cell signaling and sorting, providing cell surface markers for recognition. From the drug design and synthesis perspective, modification of a peptide through glycosylation results in.


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The role of glycosylation in the mechanism of opiate and opioid peptide action Download PDF EPUB FB2

Opioid Peptide Production. Many peptides with opioidlike effects have been found in the CNS and in peripheral tissues. Molecular biological approaches, such as recombinant DNA techniques, have demonstrated that these peptides fall into three categories—enkephalins, endorphins, and dynorphins—that are derived from three distinct precursor molecules.

opioid peptides into the circulation, the precise function of these peptides in their peripheral target tissues is not well understood. Opioid peptides have been found in many organ tissues throughout the body, including the heart, pancreas, placenta, kidneys, and gastrointestinal organs.

Mechanism of Action of Opioid. Opioid receptor structure and function. Opioid receptors are prototypical G-protein coupled receptors belonging to the subfamily of rhodopsin receptors and consist of approximately amino acids (Law et al ; Pil and Tytgat ).On a molecular basis, they possess 7 α-helical transmembrane domains and an extracellular N-terminus with multiple glycosylation sites (Law et al ).Cited by: phins in the CNS opioid receptors were discovered inand the first endogenous opioid (enkephalin) was discovered in Their location in the CNS al-lows them to function as neurotransmitters, and they may play a role in hormone secretion, thermoregula-tion, and cardiovascular control.

Enkephalins are derived from pro-enkephalin and are. Glycosylation (see also chemical glycosylation) is the reaction in which a carbohydrate, i.e. a glycosyl donor, is attached to a hydroxyl or other functional group of another molecule (a glycosyl acceptor).In biology, glycosylation mainly refers in particular to the enzymatic process that attaches glycans to proteins, or other organic enzymatic process produces one of the.

Chronic morphine exposure increases Gα i/o, AC, and tyrosine hydroxylase in the LC, all of which may mediate the development of tolerance and withdrawal.

99 Proto-oncogene c-FOS levels are increased within several hours during withdrawal from opioid use. PKA plays a pivotal role in mediating opiate withdrawal in the LC. The chapter begins with a brief history of opiate use, opioid receptor discovery, and the identification of main mechanisms of action.

It also describes the effects and pharmacological properties. Glycosylation can enhance the molecular stability and change the conformation of the peptide backbone. 57–59 Lin et al. showed that the modification of hamster prion peptide with different sugar entities, such as mannose, galactose, and N-acetylgalactosamine (GalNAc), exerts diverse impacts on the conformational properties of the polypeptide.

Several neurotransmitters have been identified to play such an opioid-modulating role, i.e. cholecystokinin, neuropeptide FF, and the dynorphin opioid peptides, although their role in opioid. Glycosylation is an important and highly regulated mechanism of secondary protein processing within cells.

It plays a critical role in determining protein structure, function and stability. Structurally, glycosylation is known to affect the three dimensional configuration of proteins. As yet the only electrophysiological analysis of opiate action has been undertaken in the guinea pig, where a μ opioid agonist was found to inhibit the excitability of GnRH neurons ().

Thus, present data make it highly likely that neurons expressing β-endorphin, and possibly dynorphin, represent primary afferents in the GnRH network. Opioid receptors (OR) are part of the class A of G-protein coupled receptors and the target of the opiates, the most powerful analgesic molecules used in clinic.

During a protracted use, a tolerance to analgesic effect develops resulting in a reduction of the effectiveness. So understanding mechanisms of tolerance is a great challenge and may help to find new strategies to tackle this side effect. The in vivo study of opiates and opioid peptides is complicated by the multiple receptor affinities of the drugs presently available (Wood et al., b; Wood, a; Wood, a).

This property of the majority of compounds available for study demands that both extensive dose—response studies and naloxone reversibility be performed. μ opioid receptors are G protein–coupled receptors that mediate the pain-relieving effects of clinically used analgesics, such as morphine.

Accumulating evidence shows that μ-δ opioid heterodimers have a pharmacologic profile distinct from those of the μ or δ homodimers. Because the heterodimers exhibit distinct signaling properties, the protein and mechanism regulating their levels. Opioid drugs play important roles in the clinical management of pain, as well as in the development and treatment of drug abuse.

The mu opioid receptor is the primary site of action for the most commonly used opioids, including morphine, heroin, fentanyl, and methadone. By sequencing DNA from former heroin addicts in methadone maintenance and 39 individuals with no history of drug or.

presynaptic site of action. OPIOID PEPTIDES: MECHANISMS OF ACTION Fig.l Scheme of possible mechanisms of action of opioid peptides. See text for details. The second opioid mechanism shown, postsynaptic modulation, was one of the first described (12,13).

In this case, we define modulation as. Schmauss, C. and Emrich, H. () Dopamine and the action of opiates: A reevaluation of the dopamine hypothesis of schizophrenia with special consideration of the role of endogenous opioids in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia.

Biol. Psychia – PubMed Google Scholar. The opioid receptors are part of an endogenous opioid system that includes a large number of endogenous opi-oid peptide ligands.

Based on cloning, three distinct families of classic opioid peptides—the enkephalins, en-dorphins, and dynorphins—have been identified. 1 The physiologic roles of the endogenous opioid peptides are not completely. Molecular mechanisms of morphine action.

A binding of ligand with an opioid receptor activates Go or Gi protein. G protein is composed of three subunits: α, β and γ. The ligand binding results in opioid receptor activation by GTP binding to the α subunit. The α. We have previously described a cyclic tetrapeptide, 1, that displays μ opioid receptor (MOPr) agonist and δ opioid receptor (DOPr) antagonist activity, a profile associated with a reduced incidence of opioid tolerance and dependence.

Like many peptides, 1 has poor bioavailability. We describe here an analogue of 1 with an added C-terminal β-glucosylserine residue, Ser(β-Glc)NH2, a. Substance use disorders (SUD) and behavioral addictions are devastating conditions that impose a severe burden on all societies, and represent difficult challenges for clinicians.

Therefore, biomarkers are urgently needed to help predict vulnerability, clinical course, and response to treatment. Here, we elaborate on the potential for addiction biomarker discovery of the opioid system.Glycosylation, the attachment of sugar moieties to proteins, is a post-translational modification (PTM) that provides greater proteomic diversity than other PTMs.

Glycosylation is critical for a wide range of biological processes, including cell attachment to the extracellular matrix and.

The opioid peptide β-EP (primarily a MOP-r agonist) is distributed in the hypothalamus and mesocorticolimbic regions, including the NAc. Because activation of MOP-r by β-EP is rewarding and modulates the NAc dopamine release (77), β-EP may be involved in the reinforcing effects of .