alpha receptor

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Synonyms for alpha 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 vasoconstriction and relaxation of intestinal muscles and contraction of smooth muscles)

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Age-related changes in the central and peripheral nervous systems may affect the response to anesthetics; increased vagal tone and decreased sensitivity to adrenergic receptors lead to a decline in heart function.
(2010) Lifestyle modifies the relationship between body composition and adrenergic receptor genetic polymorphisms, ADRB2, ADRB3 and ADRA2B: a secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial of physical activity among postmenopausal women.
Keywords: Tyramine; [beta]-phenylethylamine; Adrenergic receptor [beta]2; molecular docking; Molecular dynamics simulation
One of the most extensively studied asthma susceptible gene is adrenergic receptor b2 (ADRB2).5 ADRB2 is a small intron-less gene located on 5q31, a region that is genetically linked to asthma and related phenotypes.
It contains a beta-3 adrenergic receptor agonist combined with hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the human body and commonly used in products like skin moisturisers.
Limbird, "Mutations of the [[alpha].sub.2A]- adrenergic receptor that eliminate detectable palmitoylation do not perturb receptor-G-protein coupling," Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol.
Among around 80 identified polymorphisms in the beta-2 adrenergic receptor gene, ADRB2 Arg16Gly polymorphism is one of the most common nonsynonymous SNPs [1, 11].
Thyrotoxic stage is a hyper-adrenergic state, where there is increased adrenergic receptor sensitivity and an increased number of receptors, which leads to stimulation of adrenergic receptors on coronary arteries.
First-line therapies indude alpha-1 adrenergic receptor antagonists (alpha-blockers) and 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors (5-AR1s).
Nelson et al., "[beta]-arrestin-dependent, G protein-independent ERK1/2 activation by the [beta]2 adrenergic receptor," The Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol.
Initial biochemical studies indicated that the [beta] adrenergic receptor, which was assessed as the binding component of [[sup.125]I]IHYP (iodohydroxybenzylindolol), and the component with GppNHp-activated adenylate cyclase activity could be physically separated as distinct entities.
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