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Exorphins are exogenous opioid peptides, distinguished from endorphins (or endogenous opioid peptides).

Exorphins include opioid food peptides like Gluten exorphin and microbial opioid peptides and any other opioid peptide foreign to a host that have metabolic efficacy for that host.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pruimboom L, de Punder K (November 2015). "The opioid effects of gluten exorphins: asymptomatic celiac disease". Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition. 33: 24. doi:10.1186/s41043-015-0032-y. PMC 5025969 . PMID 26825414.