A nonpeptide morphine-like compound: immunocytochemical localization in the mouse brain

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Science  27 Jan 1978:
Vol. 199, Issue 4327, pp. 447-448
DOI: 10.1126/science.339350


A nonpeptide morphine-like compound (MLC) which cross reacts with morphine-specific antibodies has been localized with the use of immunocytochemistry. This morphine-like compound is found in neuronal perikarya or processes (or both) in nuclei related to vestibular, cerebellar, and raphe systems.