Opioid Receptors: A New Target for Antidepressants?

Opioid Receptors: A New Target for Antidepressants?

Neonatal administration of thimerosal causes persistent changes in mu opioid receptors in the rat brain. (Neurochemical Research, November 2010)

Neonatal administration of thimerosal causes persistent changes in mu opioid receptors in the rat brain. (Neurochemical Research, November 2010)

Increased Agonist Affinity at the μ-Opioid Receptor Induced by Prolonged Agonist Exposure

Increased Agonist Affinity at the μ-Opioid Receptor Induced by Prolonged Agonist Exposure

Potential sites of crosstalk between chemokine receptors and opioid receptors in nociceptive pathways.

Potential sites of crosstalk between chemokine receptors and opioid receptors in nociceptive pathways.

Opioid receptors in brain affect reaction to another persons pain

Opioid receptors in brain affect reaction to another persons pain

Morphine structure - The drug is a central nervous system depressant that binds to and activates opioid receptors in the brain, spinal cord, and gut. It competes with endorphins--the endogenous opioids in the body that attenuate pain--for the receptors.

Morphine structure - The drug is a central nervous system depressant that binds to and activates opioid receptors in the brain, spinal cord, and gut. It competes with endorphins--the endogenous opioids in the body that attenuate pain--for the receptors.

Neonatal administration of thimerosal causes persistent changes in mu opioid receptors in the rat brain. (Neurochemical Research, November 2010)

Neonatal administration of thimerosal causes persistent changes in mu opioid receptors in the rat brain. (Neurochemical Research, November 2010)

Neonatal Administration of Thimerosal Causes Persistent Changes in Mu Opioid Receptors in the Rat Brain

Neonatal Administration of Thimerosal Causes Persistent Changes in Mu Opioid Receptors in the Rat Brain

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Testing for Opiates #opiates, #codeine, #morphine, #6-am, #heroin, #hydrocodone, #hydromorphone, #oxycodone, #oxymorphone, #methadone, #drug #screen, #quest #diagnostics, #drug #testing #laboratory, #vicodin, #oxycontin, #opana, #opioids, #fentanyl, #pain #killers, #prescription #drug #epidemic, #fentanyl #crisis, #overdose, #overdose #deaths…

New research shows that it’s possible to activate opioid receptors with light instead of pain-killing drugs.

Light – not pain-killing drugs – used to activate brain’s opioid receptors

New research shows that it’s possible to activate opioid receptors with light instead of pain-killing drugs.

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