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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Scheu et al., "The lymphotoxin beta receptor is critically involved in controlling infections with the intracellular pathogens mycobacterium tuberculosis and Listeria monocytogenes," Journal of Immunology, vol.
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.
Discovered only a decade ago, the beta receptor has been found to protect against cancer, keep the immune system in check, help serious trauma patients survive their injuries, and keep people from being too anxious.
Although "beta blocker" will not come up, an alternative, "beta receptor blocking agents," is offered as one of the choices in the alphabetical list.
Lymphotoxin beta receptor (LT[beta]R), a member of the tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily, was reported to be associated with chronic inflammation diseases such as viral encephalitis [33], hepatitis B [34], IgA nephropathy [35], lymphoblastic leukemia [36], and type 1 diabetes [37] and plays a critical role in immune response and initiation of inflammation.
VK2809 is a novel, orally available small molecule thyroid receptor beta agonist that possesses selectivity for liver tissue, as well as the beta receptor subtype, suggesting promising therapeutic potential in a range of lipid disorders.
The company has exclusive worldwide rights to a portfolio of five therapeutic programs in clinical trials or preclinical studies, and is also developing novel and selective agonists of the thyroid beta receptor for GSD Ia, and X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy, as well as two earlier-stage programs targeting metabolic diseases and anemia.
Baez, "Aberrant methylation inactivates transforming growth factor beta receptor I in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma," International Journal of Otolaryngology, vol.
In 1964, he engineered a drug, propranolot, that would bind to a so-called beta receptor, which normally responds to epinephrine and norepinephrine.
Beta-blockers intervene by preventing adrenaline from binding to alpha and beta receptors. Blocking adrenaline prevents the heart from accelerating and blood vessels from constricting.
Dunwiddie, "Noradrenergic responses in rat hippocampus: evidence for medication by alpha and beta receptors in the in vitro slice," Brain Research, vol.
From a biochemistry standpoint, beta receptors exist in the heart and blood vessels as well as in other tissues throughout the body.
Containing D-as-partic acid and soy isoflavone to moderate estradi.ol activity by binding to both alpha and beta receptors, FemFlavone supports healthy estrogen levels and promotes overall wellness during menopause