The Gavril Pasternak Lab

Gavril Pasternak Lab Group

Although this laboratory has a wide range of interests, its primary focus is the molecular mechanisms of opioid action. Opioids have a rich pharmacology, which is easily studied in a wide variety of behavioral paradigms. The recent cloning of 4 genes encoding opioid receptors has led us to focus our attention upon correlating these various cloned receptors with pharmacological actions.

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