"alpha-Endorphin" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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An endogenous opioid peptide derived from BETA-LIPOTROPIN of the pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) system. It is the 16-amino acid sequence of the N-terminal of BETA-ENDORPHIN and differs from GAMMA-ENDORPHIN by one amino acid (beta-endorphin 1-17).
- alpha Endorphin
- beta-Endorphin (1-16)
- Endorphin, alpha
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