The powerful effects of opiate are mediated through the opioid receptors located on theplasma membrane of neurons and other peripheral cells. There are at least 3 types ofopioid receptors, mu, kappa, and delta, each with a distinct pharmacologic profile. Themu opioid receptor is the primary site of action for the most commonly used opioids,including morphine, heroin, fentanyl, and methadone. Gene Symbol: OPRM1
WARNING: Reagents contain sodium azide. Sodium azide is very toxic if ingested or inhaled. Avoid contact with skin, eyes, or clothing. Wear eye or face protection when handling. If skin or eye contact occurs, wash with copious amounts of water. If ingested or inhaled, contact a physician immediately. Sodium azide yields toxic hydrazoic acid under acidic conditions. Dilute azide-containing compounds in running water before discarding to avoid accumulation of potentially explosive deposits in lead or copper plumbing.
Avoid freeze-thaw cycles
4 °C short term. Aliquot and store at -20 °C long term.