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Definitions of C Fragment Endorphin

  1. A peptide consisting of amino acid sequence 61- 91 of the endogenous pituitary hormone BETA- LIPOTROPIN. The first four amino acids show a common tetrapeptide sequence with METHIONINE- and LEUCINE ENKEPHALIN. The compound shows opiate- like activity. Injection of beta- endorphin induces a profound analgesia of the whole body for several hours. This action is reversed after administration of naloxone.
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