Octopamine (OA) OA plays an important role in the regulation of a number of key processes in nematodes, including pharyngeal pumping, locomotion and egg-laying.
What does OA stand for?
OA stands for Octopamine (biogenic amine)
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- Obstacle Avoidance
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These pesticides target a key neurotransmitter found in insects -- Octopamine -- that regulates their heart rate, movement, behaviour and metabolism.
The resulting metabolic shift directs tyrosine metabolism towards the decarboxylation pathway with unphysiological production of noradrenalin, dopamine together with increased synthesis of amines such as tyramine, octopamine and synephine.
Bed Bug Patrol's technology blocks an adrenaline-like neurotransmitter called octopamine that is only found in insects," says Bill Carlson, CEO.
Exogenous octopamine inhibits egg laying and pharyngeal pumping and acts antagonistically to serotonin, which stimulates pharyngeal pumping and egg laying (Horvitz et al.
Coronary spasm and thrombosis in a bodybuilder using a nutritional supplement containing synephrine, octopamine, tyramine and caffeine.
Fruit flies containing a loss-of-function mutation in the gene encoding tyramine [beta]-hydroxylase are unable to synthesize octopamine (an invertebrate analog of vertebrate's noradrenaline) and have a diminished ability to develop rapid tolerance to alcohol (Scholz et al.
Synephrine is the main active compound in this herbal extract, which contains other symphaticomimetic amines like octopamine and tyramine (Pellati et al.