G proteins and opioid receptor-mediated signalling

Cell Signal. May-Jun 1997;9(3-4):237-48. doi: 10.1016/s0898-6568(96)00174-x.


Most opioid receptor-mediated functions appear to be mediated through G protein interactions, therefore an understanding of opioid signalling requires knowledge of those interactions. This review chronicles the studies examining these interactions for all the opioid receptor subtypes, both in vivo and in vitro.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Forecasting
  • GTP-Binding Proteins / metabolism*
  • Humans
  • Receptors, Opioid / classification
  • Receptors, Opioid / metabolism*
  • Signal Transduction*


  • Receptors, Opioid
  • GTP-Binding Proteins