The intravenous pretreatment with enkephalinase inhibitors KB 101 and acetorphan increased the heart resistance to the arrhythmogenic action of adrenaline (epinephrine). is related to activation of the δ-opioid receptors by endogenous enkephalins. At the same time, the μ-receptors and their endogenous agonists play an insignificant role in development of the antiarrhythmic effect of acetorphan. The enkephalinase inhibitors are a promising group of compounds for the development of new antiarrhythmic drugs, because these agents, in contrast to opiates, do not lead to narcotic addiction.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Eksperimental'naya i Klinicheskaya Farmakologiya|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2001|
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