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  • n. A particular narcotic painkiller.


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  • University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, USA. 120 pp. Conry, P.J. (In press) Immobilizing Malayan gaur with etorphine.

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  • A biologist identifies a 5-ton bull from a helicopter and darts him with enough etorphine, a potent anaesthetic, to, well, knock out an elephant.

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  • The mu-opioid receptor is activated by several ligands including morphine, etorphine and fentanyl.

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  • While morphine effects phosphorylation of the kinase ERK through activation of PKC (protein kinase C), etorphine also activates ERK but by activation of beta-arrestin.

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  • Morphine causes the phosphorylated ERK to stay in the cytoplasm while etorphine causes the ERK to translocate to the nucleus.

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  • Intrigued again by the problem of the opiate receptor site in Goldstein’s paper, Eric Simon designed an experiment focused on an opiate agonist 1,000-10,000 times more powerful than morphine itself etorphine.

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