The selective mu-opioid agonist [D-Ala2,MePhe4,Gly-ol5]enkephalin (DAGO) (10 microM) reduced the short circuit (Isc) and the L-valine induced increase of the transepithelial potential difference and Isc(delta Vms and delta Isc) measured in-vitro in rabbit ileum, with a mechanism antagonized by naloxone (1 microM). [D-Ala2,D-Leu5]enkephalin (DADLE) (10 microM) had no significant effect on the transepithelial potential difference (Vms), Isc, delta Vms and delta Isc. In the ileum deprived of the serosa and muscolaris, DAGO reduced the delta Vms and delta Isc, but not the Vms and Isc, suggesting localization of the receptors responsible for this latter effect in the myenteric plexus and/or the muscularis mucosae. These preliminary results suggest that in the rabbit ileum opioids influence electrolyte and amino acid transport and these effects may be at least partly mediated by mu-receptors.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pharmaceutical Science