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Keyword - Catecholamine biosynthesis (KW-0127)

Definition

Protein involved in the synthesis of catecholamines, which are amine derivatives of catechol (2-hydroxyphenol). They are synthesized from the amino acid tyrosine (Tyr) in sympathetic-nerve terminals and in the adrenal gland. Catecholamines act as hormones or neuro-transmitters, e.g. adrenaline, noradrenaline and dopamine.

Synonyms

  • Catecholamine anabolism
  • Catecholamine biosynthetic process
  • Catecholamine formation
  • Catecholamine synthesis

Category

Biological process

Gene Ontology

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GOi

catecholamine biosynthetic process [ GO:0042423 ]

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Catecholamine biosynthesisBiological process
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