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Opioids and cancer

James Michael Howard jmhoward at arkansas.net
Fri May 2 07:44:52 EST 2003


Well, I should have been more specific.  I suggest these receptors are probably
more closely associated with cells that are more "embryonic," that is, less
differentiated.  Cancer cells are more like this, so receptors of this type may
be expressed in them.

On Fri, 02 May 2003 12:08:02 GMT, "KP-PC" <k.p.collins at worldnet.att.net%remove%>
wrote:

>"James Michael Howard" <jmhoward at arkansas.net> wrote in message
>news:67j4bvg524dfv026a8291iod9ikd8vrtjs at 4ax.com...
>
>| It could simply mean that what we call opioids in vitro are part of
>the cell
>| growth mechanism.  So, one would expect to find these on cancer
>cells.
>
>Turn-about is fair-play, but that'd put them in all cells., which
>would've been fundamental knowledge by now, akin to, say, ion
>channels :-]
>
>Would make for an 'interesting' buzz, though, but wouldn't be all
>that wonderful, because endoginous opiates can shut down killer-cell
>function [which might be a synergy that cancer cells take advantage
>of(?) with respect to my hypothesized endogenous-opiate reaction to
>the relative disorder asserted by cancer cells - if so, perhaps this
>'tool' of cancer can be taken away from it(?)].
>
>K. P. Collins
>




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