beta receptor

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Synonyms for beta receptor

receptors postulated to exist on nerve cell membranes of the sympathetic nervous system in order to explain the specificity of certain agents that affect only some sympathetic activities (such as vasodilation and increased heart beat)

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Though mice without the beta receptor can live, they are plagued by a list of health problems--a list that continues to grow as researchers observe the mice aging.
About VK2809 VK2809 is an orally available, tissue and receptor-subtype selective agonist of the thyroid beta receptor that is entering Phase 2 development for the treatment of patients with hypercholesterolemia and fatty liver disease.
The mechanism of the effect on potassium is probably activation of the sodium-potassium pump by the beta receptor, with enhanced transport of potassium from the extracellular to the intracellular compartment.
CDP 860 (PEGylated Anti-PDGF beta-receptor antibody fragment) is a PEGylated humanized antibody fragment that specifically binds to and blocks the beta receptor for Platelet Derived Growth Factor (PDGF).
Nasdaq: RIGL) and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company(NYSE: BMY) today announced that they have entered into a collaboration agreement for the discovery, development and commercialization of cancer immunotherapies based on Rigel's extensive portfolio of small molecule TGF beta receptor kinase inhibitors.
Dr Chris Wood, President & CEO, commented: "We have made substantial progress over the last nine months, in which we signed a co-development agreement with ILEX Oncology Inc, (NASDAQ:ILXO) for the development of clofarabine, and made considerable progress in continuing development of Modrenal(R) and Modrestane(R), which are the first commercially available drugs in a new class of agents that are active on the ER beta receptor.
The presentation, titled "MF101 -- An Estrogen Beta Receptor Agonist for Menopausal Hot Flashes: Mechanism of Action and Selectivity," is scheduled for 9:00 a.
A very common way colon cancers do this is by inactivating a receptor for TGF-beta, called transforming growth factor beta receptor type II (TGFBR2).
Binding to beta-1 and beta-2 adrenergic receptors was investigated using 50 pM final concentration of the non-selective beta receptor radioligand [125 I]iodocynanopindolol in the presence or absence of varying cold beta receptor ligand concentrations in membranes prepared from explanted human left ventricular myocardium.
Cromolyn sodium does not operate through the cyclic adenosine 3',5'-monophosphate (cAMP) system and does not affect alpha or beta receptors.
From a biochemistry standpoint, beta receptors exist in the heart and blood vessels as well as in other tissues throughout the body.
ol activity by binding to both alpha and beta receptors, FemFlavone supports healthy estrogen levels and promotes overall wellness during menopause
In fact function of alpha and beta receptors of estrogen influence on kidney cells.
Alpha receptors are the ones that cause relaxation of smooth muscles around bronchial tubes when stimulated, while stimulation of beta receptors increases heart activity.
The blood samples of the family members were sent to Chicago University, USA to search for possible genetic mutations in thyroid hormone beta receptors, since the laboratory findings in family members was compatible with PTHR