Varying Expression of Mu and Kappa Opioid Receptors in Cockatiels (Nymphicus hollandicus) and Domestic Pigeons (Columba livia domestica).
- Author(s): Fousse, Samantha L
- Golsen, Bryce M
- Sanchez-Migallon Guzman, David
- Paul-Murphy, Joanne R
- Stern, Joshua A
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2020.549558
Avian species have varying analgesic responses to opioid drugs. Some of this variability could be due to extrinsic factors such as administration route or dose. However, intrinsic factors such as gene expression or polymorphic differences in opioid receptors may be important components.