Cloning and expression of the human delta opioid receptor

Richard J. Knapp, Ewa Malatynska, Eva V. Varga, William R Roeske, Henry I. Yamamura

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Considerable evidence had been accumulated for the existence of multiple opioid receptor subtypes prior to the cloning of the cDNAs encoding the three major opioid receptor types-the mu, delta, and kappa opioid receptors [1,2]. Since our laboratory was working on the development of selective delta receptor agonists, including [D-Pen2, D-Pen4] enkephalin (DPDPE) and its halogenated analogues, we were primarily interested in the characterization of the delta opioid receptor and the identification of putative delta opioid receptor subtypes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Delta Receptor
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780203025765
ISBN (Print)9780824740313
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience
  • General Health Professions
  • General Medicine


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