Influence of endorphins on the migration of molluscan hemocytes

S. Genedani, M. Bernardi, P. Fontanili, E. Ottaviani, C. Franceschi

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The influence of endorphins on the hemocyte migration of two molluscs, Planobarius corneus and Viviparus ater, was tested. The whole sequence of β-endorphin and its N- and C-terminal fragments stimulate hemocyte migration. Naloxone is able to partially reverse the endorphin effect. In V. ater hemocytes, the acetylated derivative of β-endorphin has a significant stimulatory effect at lower concentration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-81
Number of pages3
JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part C: Pharmacology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1994


  • Endorphins
  • Naloxone
  • Planorbarius corneus
  • Viviparus ater

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology
  • Immunology
  • Pharmacology


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