trace amine


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trace amine

Any of several chemicals synthesized in the body and similar in structure and function to the biogenic amines. Examples include phenylethylamine and tryptamine. Trace amines alter impulse propagation in the brain and influence mood and behavior.
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Trace amines and the trace amine-associated receptor 1: pharmacology, neurochemistry, and clinical implications.
23) Tyramine enters the cell via NET, where it interacts with TAAR1, a G protein-coupled receptor that is responsive to trace amines, such as tyramine, as well as amphetamines.
Jun-Xu Li, MD, PhD, senior author and assistant professor of pharmacology and toxicology in the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, said that their research shows that trace amine associated receptor 1 - TR 1 - holds great promise as a novel drug target for the development of novel medications for cocaine addiction.
TR 1 is a novel receptor in the brain that is activated by minute amounts of brain chemicals called trace amines.
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Our inability to invoke tolerance, as well as others' findings that DMT crosses the blood-brain barrier, continues making DMT the most likely candidate for a trace amine of great physiological significance.
Obscure chemicals called trace amines have receptors on brain cells and may play a role in depression and schizophrenia (160: 37).
In comparison, the chemicals called trace amines are considered mere bit players.
The low concentrations of trace amines and their rapid turnover in the brain also made them difficult to study.
The trace amines, which include tyramine, beta-phenylethylamine (beta-PEA), tryptamine, and octopamine, continued to draw some attention.
Although still speculative, the link between mental illness and trace amines has several lines of evidence supporting it.
As for schizophrenia, a surplus of trace amines may be part of the problem.