Cardioprotective effects of stimulation of peripheral μ-opiate receptors and the role of opiatergic mechanisms in the pathogenesis of stress-induced heart damage

Yu B. Lishmanov, L. N. Maslov, N. V. Naryzhnaya

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Immobilization induces stress damage to the heart. DAGO, an agonist of μ-opiate receptors potentiates, while an agonist of peripheral μ-opiate receptors prevents this damage. Naltrexone reduces, while methylnaltrexone, an inhibitor of peripheral μ-opiate receptors, potentiates the stress-induced damage to the heart. Other opiate ligands have no effect on heart damage. It is suggested that the stress-induced damage to the heart is promoted by activation of central μ-opiate receptors and prevented by stimulation of peripheral μ-opiate receptors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-241
Number of pages3
JournalBulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1997



  • opiate-receptors
  • stress-induced damage to the heart

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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