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Advances in Complementary & Alternative medicine

Beta-Endorphin- Antiviral Activity

  • Open or CloseShrihari TG*

    Department of Oral medicine and Oral oncology, India

    *Corresponding author: Shrihari TG, Assistant Professor, Department of Oral medicine and Oral oncology, Bangalore, 562157, Karnataka, India

Submission: October 10, 2019; Published: October 16, 2019

DOI: 10.31031/ACAM.2019.05.000613

ISSN: 2637-7802
Volume5 Issue3


Endorphins are endomorphines, neuropeptides, produced in response to pain and stress in the pituitary gland. Endorphins are of three types betaendorphin, enkephalin, dynorphin binds with μ, k and δ receptors respectively located on the nervous system and immune cells. Betaendorphine is a most abundant endorphine, synthesize and stored in the anterior pituitary gland, precursor of POMC (Proopiomelanocortin) is a large protein release in response to CRH during stress. POMC cleaved in to MSH, ACTH, and betaendorphine. Most immune cells produce endorphins because it possesses m-RNA transcripts for POMC [1-4].

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