enkephalins
Natural opiate pentapeptides isolated originally from pig brain. Leu-enkephalin (YGGFL) and Met-enkephalin (YGGFM) bind particularly strongly to d -type opiate receptors.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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