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What does Y stand for?

Y stands for Tyrosine (amino acid)

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We used an in vitro cuticle bioassay to investigate the effects of 2 alkylphenolic compounds--2,4-bis-(dimethylbenzyl) phenol (compound 3) and bisphenol A (BPA; 4,4'-dihydroxy-2,2-diphenylpropane (also referred to as 4,4'-(propan-2-ylidene) diphenol))--on tyrosine incorporation during the hardening of new cuticle following lobster molting.
The investigators compared the amounts of noradrenergic proteins and the relative immunoreactivity of tyrosine hydroxylase in the postmortem brain tissue of seven long-term smokers and nine nonsmokers (Arch.
Pure tyrosine can increase the production of two neurotransmitters--dopamine and norepinephrine--as well as epinephrine, which is released from the adrenal gland when blood sugar falls too low or when you are under severe physical stress or acute, psychological stress that's great enough to raise your heart rate.