Opioids activate brain analgesic circuits through cytochrome P450/epoxygenase signaling
February 09, 2010 (Albany, N.Y., USA )- -INTiDYN founder Phillip J. Albrecht joins researchers from Albany Medical College, the Wadsworth Center, RPI, and other institutions in this study of how certain opioids reduce pain. In the study, the researchers show that after activating certain opioid receptors in the brain, cytochrome 450 epoxygenases are released, suggesting a mechanism by which other pain-killers such as morphine and cannabinoids may also lower the perception of pain.
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