Keys of Paradise, The

  • 1979 ----- color ----- 60 min ----- vhs///
  • (Nova series) Traces the history of the discovery of enkephalin, and Beta endorphin, two related pentapeptides with potent opiate agonist activity. Shows how naloxone reverses the morphine-like effect of the newly discovered peptides. Could these discoveries hold the keys to the conquest of pain; could they relieve types of mental illnesses; could they cure drug addiction? The studies have just begun.
  • Topics: (Chemistry, Pharmacology, Physiology)