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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part C: Pharmacology|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|
- Planorbarius corneus
- Viviparus ater
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