Enkephalins

 

Enkephalins are found in different APUD cells as follows:

Pancreatic PP or F cells met Enkephalin

Adrenomedullary  A Pre-met-Enkephalin

Adrenomedullary NA Pre-Leu-enkephalin

Carotid body type 1 met enkephalin

Merkel Cell      -           met Enkephalin

Enkephalins are known as brain peptidergic neurotransmitters. They are pentapeptides and are mainly inhibitory in action within the central nervous system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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