Delta opioid receptor pharmacology and therapeutic applications
Opioids Pharmacology, Experimental Receptors, Opioid, delta Ligands Electronic book
Springer 2018EISBN 9783319951331
This volume describes our current understanding of the biological role of the delta-opioid receptor (DOR) system, focusing on its unique mechanisms of receptor trafficking and signaling in disease states. Part 1 covers the endogenous ligands that regulate the DOR system as well as novel compounds and therapies used to modulate the DOR system. Part 2 describes new insights into the localization and trafficking of the DOR and how ligand-directed signaling alters the fate of the receptor. Part 3 concentrates on the potential role of the DOR system in disease states, such as pain, mood, addiction, and Parkinson's disease. Throughout the book, the DOR system as a target for drug development will be discussed.