biogenic amine

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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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Evaluation of biogenic amines and microbial counts throughout the ripening of goat cheeses from pasteurized and raw milk.
Toad toxin mainly consists of derived steroids (bufadienolides and bufotoxins) and biogenic amines (epinephrine, norepinephrine, serotonin, bufotenine, and dihydrobufotenine) [3-6].
These include biogenic amines (acetylcholine, dopamine, histamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin), polypeptides or protein toxins (apamin, melittin, and kinins), and enzymes (hyaluronidase and phospholipases).
This technology promotes the rapid cellular uptake, conversion and release of neurotransmitter precursors, prevents attenuation and increases the efficacy of milligram quantities of amino acids, nutrients and biogenic amines.
Stale trash fish contain high level of biogenic amines such as histamine.
is that these results to not necessarily indicate a true allergy, but rather an intolerance to alcohol, biogenic amines, sulfites, or other ingredients.
Finally, hemolymph levels of biogenic amines (dopamine included) have been shown to increase under unfavourable conditions in several species of insects (Kozanek et al., 1988; Rauschenbach et al., 1993; Hirashima et al., 1994).
The MAOA gene is located on the X chromosome and is involved in the metabolism of biogenic amines, including dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin (Shirh, Chen & Ridd, 1999).
Italian researchers reported in the November 2010 issue of European Journal of Clinical Nutrition that some species of lactic acid bacteria can produce biogenic amines, nitrogen-containing compounds derived from amino acids that can occasionally accumulate in high concentrations in foods and have toxicological consequences, such as headache, nausea and vomiting.