Central metabolism of β-endorphin in different species of temperature acclimated rodents

Thomas P. Davis, Abragam Han, Mohamed K. Yousef

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1. The purpose of this study was to characterize the central metabolism/processing of β-endorphin in wild, desert rodents and to study the effect of heat and cold acclimation on central metabolism/processing and β-endorphin half-life. 2. This report suggests that a shift occurs in the processing β-endorphin in desert rodents acclimated to heat and cold leading to an accumulation of γ-type endorphins. 3. The data support a significant difference in β-endorphin half-life between the desert rodents and the laboratory white rat.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-111
Number of pages7
JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part C, Comparative
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1986


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Pharmacology

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