volume 127, issue 2, P175-187 2004
DOI: 10.1016/j.chemphyslip.2003.10.012
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Abstract: Enkephalins are pentapeptides found in the human nervous system, where they are involved in the relief of pain. The interaction of these neuropeptides with the nerve cell membranes would be a key-step in the receptor binding. We have used both Fourier-transform infrared and solid-state NMR spectroscopies to shed light on the interactions responsible for the association of enkephalins with negatively charged membranes. More specifically, we have investigated the interaction of methionine-enkephalin (Menk) with …

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