Neurotrophins

Neurotrophins are a family of proteins that influence neurons through cell signaling. Specifically, neurotrophins bind to a cell’s receptors to “send a message” to the cells, and thereby cause a reaction or change from the cell. And neurotrophins bind to two classes of receptors: the p75, and the Trk families of Tyrosine kinase receptors. p75 […]

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norepinephrine

Norepinephrine, which is also known as noradrenaline, is a monoamine neurotransmitter that also functions as a hormone in the brain and body. Etymology The name “noradrenaline,” is derived by the United Kingdom from the Latin roots meaning “at/alongside the kidneys,”. In the United States, “norepinephrine,” is derived from Greek roots having that same meaning. The […]

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What is Serotonin? How Does 5-HT Work?

Serotonin, also known as 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT),  is a monoamine neurotransmitter and neuromodulator that can be found in the Central Nervous System (CNS), in the blood platelets, and in the Gastrointestinal tract (GI) a.k.a. the stomach. Note that serotonin is manufactured by the body mainly in the GI tract. In fact, 90% of all of a […]

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