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  1. agmatine(Noun)

    The amine (4-aminobutyl)guanidine which is a decarboxylation product of arginine and an intermediate in polyamine biosynthesis

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  1. Agmatine

    Agmatine is the decarboxylation product of the amino acid arginine and is an intermediate in polyamine biosynthesis. It is discussed as a putative neurotransmitter. It is synthesized in the brain, stored in synaptic vesicles, accumulated by uptake, released by membrane depolarization, and inactivated by agmatinase. Agmatine binds to α2-adrenergic receptor and imidazoline binding sites, and blocks NMDA receptors and other cation ligand-gated channels. Agmatine inhibits nitric oxide synthase, and it induces the release of some peptide hormones.

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  1. Agmatine

    Decarboxylated arginine, isolated from several plant and animal sources, e.g., pollen, ergot, herring sperm, octopus muscle.

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  1. enigmata

  2. A-teaming


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