Year 2020, Volume 6 , Issue 4, Pages 370 - 372 2020-07-04

Beta endorphins - molecules of therapeutics

Shrihari T.G [1]

Endorphins are endogenous morphine, neuropeptides produced in the pituitary gland. There are three types of endorphins beta-endorphins, enkephalins, and dynorphins. Beta-endorphins are an abundant endorphins synthesized and stored in the anterior pituitary gland; it is a precursor of POMC (Proopiomelanocortin). Beta-endorphins has got various mechanisms of actions such as anti-inflammatory activity, analgesic activity, stress buster activity, and immune stimulatory activity can be used to treat various diseases such as chronic inflammatory diseases such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, auto-immune disease, diabetes mellitus, and aging. This article highlights about the basic research findings of beta-endorphins and mechanisms of actions in management of various diseases.

NF-KB, STAT-3, Cortisol, ACTH, Noradrenaline
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Primary Language en
Subjects Health Care Sciences and Services
Journal Section Reviews

Orcid: 0000-0003-2033-9186
Author: Shrihari T.G (Primary Author)
Institution: Department of Oral Medicine and Oral Oncology, Krishna Devaraya College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Karnata, India
Country: India


Publication Date : July 4, 2020

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