Biogenic Amine Transporters
Professor Randy Blakely explains that biogenic amines include transmitters like serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. Transporters assist these amines at synapses.
Biogenic amine transporters are membrane proteins that assist in the ability of these small molecules called biogenic amines, like serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine, to act at brain synapses. When these molecules are released, they need to have a finite duration of action, and their action should not spread very far beyond an initial synapse or a small set of synapses. These biogenic amine transporters are proteins that remove the neurotransmitters from the extracellular space and keep the path clear for the next arriving pulse of neurotransmitter.
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Doctor Randy Blakely introduces biogenic amines transporters, which remove biogenic amines such as serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine from extracellular space, keeping the path clear for the next pulse of neurotransmitter.
Professor Randy Blakely discusses the impact of gene variation (polymorphisms) on transporter proteins. Impact can be very subtle and is linked to regulatory processes.
Doctor Jon Lieberman discusses three neurotransmitters that have been associated with depression - dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine.
Doctor Daniel Pine explains that although a lot of work remains to be done, noerpinephrine (noradrenalin) and serotonin are important to understanding the biochemistry of anxiety.
Professor Trevor Robbins discusses ADHD in relation to noradrenaline and dopamine, both of which are enhanced by ADHD medications such as Ritalin.
Professor Trevor Robbins discusses whether ADHD is a disorder of the noradrenaline system.
Doctor Randy Blakely discusses the role of the dopamine and serotonin systems in a number of clinical disorders.
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