beta-adrenergic receptor


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beta-adrenergic receptor

beta-adrenergic receptor

beta-adrenergic receptor

A site in autonomic nerve pathways responsive to the adrenergic agents norepinephrine and epinephrine. In general, beta-1 receptors produce excitatory responses, and beta-2 receptors produce inhibitory responses.
See: alpha-adrenergic receptor
See also: receptor
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1986) Beta-adrenergic receptor kinase: Identification of a novel protein kinase that phosphorylates the agonist-occupied form of the receptor.
Although some studies have investigated the functions of beta-adrenergic receptors in affective disorders, there is little evidence about the polymorphisms of beta-adrenergic receptors in major depressive disorder It is necessary to compare the difference of polymorphisms between patients and controls to investigate the susceptibility to major depressive disorder
A new method for isolation of human lymphocyte subsets reveals differential regulation of beta-adrenergic receptors by terbutaline treatment.
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Thymol was found to possess an agonistic effect on the alpha (1)-, alpha(2)-and beta-adrenergic receptors.

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