biogenic amines


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bi·o·gen·ic a·mines

a class of compounds, each containing an amine group, produced by a living organism. This class normally does not include amino acids.
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biogenic amines

A group of chemical compounds, most of which are important in neurotransmission. Included are norepinephrine, histamine, serotonin, and dopamine.
See also: biogenic
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Simultaneous occurrence of saxitoxins and biogenic amines in mackerel fish.
It is possible that the toxic effects on the spleen could be because of the vasoconstriction induced by biogenic amines present in the venom.
No corresponding phenomena have been reported for other biogenic amines. The results suggest that histamine can lead the crabs to release pereiopods.
[18.] Baixas-Nogueras S, Bover-Cid S, Veciana-Nogues MT, Marine-Font A and MC Vidal-Carou Biogenic Amine Index for Freshness Evaluation in Iced Mediterranean Hake (Merluccius merluccius), Journal of Food Protection 2005; 68 (11): 2433-2438.
Although injecting substances such as biogenic amines or neuropeptides in the hemolymph of a living animal will most likely induce general systemic effects, these types of experiments can nevertheless be an essential initial step in elucidating the mechanisms that underlie a specific behavior, by narrowing down the range of agents that should be studied in more detail at the circuit or cellular level.
Neurochemistry and defects of biogenic amine neurotransmitter metabolism.
The best substrates for all preparations are 1,4-diaminobutane (putrescine) and 1,5-diaminopentane (cadaverine), which in nature are produced along with histamine and other biogenic amines in protein hydrolysis during putrefaction of tissues both in living and dead organisms.
Simultaneous Analysis of Biogenic Amines in Canned Fish by HPLC.