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Title: Alpha-Endopsychosin  
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Subject: Neuropeptides, Neurotransmitters, NMDA receptor antagonists, DNQX, DCPG
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α-Endopsychosin (CAS Registry Number 99638-41-2) is an antagonist of the phencyclidine site of the NMDA receptor which was discovered in extracts of porcine brain and may also be endogenous in humans.[1][2][3] The compound appears to be a peptide, but has yet to be purified and fully characterized.[1][3]

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  1. ^ a b Contreras PC, DiMaggio DA, O'Donohue TL (1985). "Evidence for an endogenous peptide ligand and antagonist for PCP receptors". Prog. Clin. Biol. Res. 192: 495–8.  
  2. ^ John Calvin M. Brust (2004). Neurological Aspects of Substance Abuse. Butterworth-Heinemann. pp. 296–.  
  3. ^ a b Allan Tasman; Stephen M. Goldfinger (1991). American Psychiatric Press Review of Psychiatry. American Psychiatric Pub. pp. 494–.  

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