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Expression of Opioid Receptors in Cells of the Immune System

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    0541562 - FGÚ 2022 RIV CH eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Brejchová, Jana - Holáň, Vladimír - Svoboda, Petr
    Expression of Opioid Receptors in Cells of the Immune System.
    International Journal of Molecular Sciences. Roč. 22, č. 1 (2021), č. článku 315. E-ISSN 1422-0067
    Grant CEP: GA MŠk(CZ) LTAUSA18110; GA ČR(CZ) GA19-02290S
    Institucionální podpora: RVO:67985823 ; RVO:68378041
    Klíčová slova: opioid receptors * immune cells * stem cells * opioid drugs * addiction * chronic pain
    Obor OECD: Biochemistry and molecular biology; Biochemistry and molecular biology (UEM-P)
    Impakt faktor: 6.208, rok: 2021
    Způsob publikování: Open access
    https://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/22/1/315

    The observation of the immunomodulatory effects of opioid drugs opened the discussion about possible mechanisms of action and led researchers to consider the presence of opioid receptors (OR) in cells of the immune system. To date, numerous studies analyzing the expression of OR subtypes in animal and human immune cells have been performed. Some of them confirmed the expression of OR at both the mRNA and protein level, while others did not detect the receptor mRNA either. Although this topic remains controversial, further studies are constantly being published. The most recent articles suggested that the expression level of OR in human peripheral blood lymphocytes could help to evaluate the success of methadone maintenance therapy in former opioid addicts, or could serve as a biomarker for chronic pain diagnosis. However, the applicability of these findings to clinical practice needs to be verified by further investigations.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0319104

     
     
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