biogenic aminemedical dictionary

<biochemistry> Amines found in both animals and plants that are frequently involved in signalling. There are several groups: ethanolamine derivatives include choline, acetylcholine AMP, muscarine, catecholamines include adrenaline, noradrenaline & dopamine, polyamines include spermine, indolylalkylamines include tryptamine & serotonin, betaines include carnitine, polymethyline diamines include cadaverine & putrescine.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)