Vol. 39 (4) 2018 Neuro endocrinology letters

Light-dark influence on enkephalinase activity in hypothalamus and pituitary.

OBJECTIVES: Enkephalins functions are partly modulated by enkephalinases especially membrane-bound alanyl aminopeptidase (EC-3.4.11.2) considered as the major enkephalin-degrading enzyme in brain. The analysis of its activity in standard and non-standard light/dark conditions may help the understanding of the regulatory mechani.....