Functions of biogenic amines as neurotransmitters in the central nervous system

Kolić, Dora (2016) Functions of biogenic amines as neurotransmitters in the central nervous system. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

Biogenic amines as neurotransmitters have numerous roles in physiological functions and take part in a wide spectre of behaviours and many cognitive phenomena. They are synthesized from aminoacids in the nervous system and are divided into catecholamines, indoleamines and imidazoleamines. Patogenesis and etyology of many neurological diseases and development of drug, caffeine and nicotine addictions are connected to changes in biogenic amines signalization pathways. This work represents a review of biogenic amines synthesis pathways, specifical receptors which amines bind to and numerous roles which they carry out as neurotransmitters in the central nervous system. Amine activity is mostly connected to other compounds and they can have inhibitory or excitatory effect. Determination of specific amine roles is made difficult because of their complicated interactions and because of the complexity of the nervous system. This is the reason why many amine functions discovered so far haven't been completely explained.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Benković, Vesna
Date: 2016
Number of Pages: 20
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Palma Dizdarevic
Date Deposited: 11 May 2017 12:45
Last Modified: 11 May 2017 12:45
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/5530

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