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proenkephalin
Symbol(s): PENK
Locus: 8 q23 -q24
EC number [1]
EntrezGene 5179
OMIM 131330
RefSeq NM_006211
UniProt P01210

An enkephalin is a pentapeptide ending with either leucine ("leu") or methionine ("met"). Both are products of the proenkephalin gene.

  • [Met]-enkephalin is Tyr-Gly-Gly-Phe-Met.
  • [Leu]-enkephalin has Tyr-Gly-Gly-Phe-Leu.

Enkephalins play many roles in regulating pain.

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