Overview of the effects of beta-adrenergic receptor agonists on animal growth including mechanisms of action.

  title={Overview of the effects of beta-adrenergic receptor agonists on animal growth including mechanisms of action.},
  author={Harry John Mersmann},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  volume={76 1},
  • H. Mersmann
  • Published 1998
  • Biology
  • Journal of animal science
The beta-adrenergic receptors (beta-AR) are present on the surface of almost every type of mammalian cell. These receptors are stimulated physiologically by the neurotransmitter, norepinephrine and the adrenal medullary hormone, epinephrine. There are three subtypes of beta-AR, namely, beta1-AR, beta2-AR, and beta3-AR; the pharmacological and physiological responses of an individual cell result from the particular mixture of the three beta-AR subtypes present on that cell. Species-specific… 

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