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ATC code None
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  • Non-regulated
PubChem (CID) 9961318
ChemSpider 8136925
Chemical and physical data
Formula C35H46N6O7
Molar mass 662.8 g/mol
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Tynorphin is a synthetic opioid peptide which is a potent and competitive inhibitor of the enkephalinase class of enzymes which break down the endogenous enkephalin peptides.[1] It specifically inactivates dipeptidyl aminopeptidase III (DPP3) with very high efficacy, but also inhibits neutral endopeptidase (NEP), aminopeptidase N (APN), and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) to a lesser extent.[1] It has a pentapeptide structure with the amino acid sequence Val-Val-Tyr-Pro-Trp.

Tynorphin was discovered in an attempt to develop an enkephalinase inhibitor of greater potency than spinorphin.[1]

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  1. 1 2 3 Yamamoto Y, Hashimoto J, Shimamura M, Yamaguchi T, Hazato T (April 2000). "Characterization of tynorphin, a potent endogenous inhibitor of dipeptidyl peptidaseIII". Peptides. 21 (4): 503–8. doi:10.1016/S0196-9781(00)00174-1. PMID 10822105.
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