biogenic amine


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amine

 [am´in, ah´mēn]
an organic compound containing nitrogen.
biogenic amine bioamine.
sympathomimetic a's amines that mimic the actions of the sympathetic nervous system, the group includes the catecholamines and drugs that mimic their actions.
vasoactive a's amines that cause vasodilation and increase small vessel permeability, such as histamine and serotonin.
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biogenic amine

n.
Any of a group of naturally occurring, biologically active amines, many of which are neurotransmitters, including norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin.
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biogenic amine

Any of the amines produced by living systems, which are involved in intercellular signalling.

Types
• Ethanolamine derivatives—choline, acetylcholine, muscarine.
• Catecholamines—adrenaline/epinephrine, noradrenaline/norepinephrine, dopamine.
• Polyamines—spermine.
• Indolylalkylamines—e.g., tryptamine and serotonin.
• Betaines—carnitine.
• Polymethyline diamines—cadaverine and putrescine.
• Others—histamine, serotonin, tyramine.
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of genetic diversity on the consumption of amino acids and the production of biogenic amines. For this, we evaluate isolates of O.
Eight biogenic amines were investigated on wines, according to standards of putrescine (PUT) dihydrochloride, spermidine (SPD) trihydrochloride, spermine (SPM) tetrahydrochloride, agmatine (AGM) sulfate, cadaverine (CAD) dihydrochloride, serotonine (SRT) hydrochloride, histamine (HIM) dihydrochloride, tyramine (TYM), tryptamine (TRM) and 2-phenylethylamine (PHM) dihydrochloride purchased from Sigma Chemical Co.
Biogenic amines in silage, apparent postruminal passage, and the relationship between biogenic amines and digestive function and intake by steers.
Samples were derivatizated and analysed for biogenic amines according to the RP-HPLC procedure proposed by Gomez-Alonso et al.
Biogenic amine synthesis in high quality Tempranillo wines.
[32.] Paleologos EK, Savvaidis IN and MG Komtominas Biogenic amine formation and its relation to microbiological sensory attributes in ice-stored whole gutted and filleted Mediterranean Sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax).
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Further, the biogenic amine theory of depression, used to rationalize the use of these agents, is just that--a theory.