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Inhibitory effect of endomorphin-1 and -2 on acetylcholine release from myenteric plexus of guinea pig ileum.

Japanese journal of pharmacology (1998-11-06)
H Nishiwaki, N Saitoh, H Nishio, T Takeuchi, F Hata
ABSTRACT

Endomorphin-1 and -2, putative endogenous ligands for the mu-opioid receptor, inhibited acetylcholine (ACh) release evoked by electrical field stimulation (EFS) at 1 Hz, which partially activates muscarinic autoreceptors, but not at 10 Hz, which fully activates muscarinic autoreceptors, in longitudinal muscle with the myenteric plexus (LMMP) preparations of guinea pig ileum. After blockade of autoinhibition by atropine, the peptides also inhibited EFS-evoked ACh release at 10 Hz. The inhibitory effects on ACh release were abolished by the mu-opioid antagonist cyprodime. These results suggest that endomorphin-1 and -2 inhibit ACh release from LMMP preparations of guinea pig ileum and that the mechanism of the inhibition must have a component in common with muscarinic autoinhibition.