Catecholamines are hormones released by the sympathetic nervous system in response to stressful situations. These hormones, such as adrenaline and norepinephrine, are essential for the body's stress response, also known as the "fight or flight" response. They can increase heart rate and blood pressure, sharpen focus and reflexes, and provide an energy boost. Catecholamines are also involved in certain other functions such as digestion, hunger, mood regulation and sleep. In the case of an illness, having an abnormal level of catecholamines can be an indication of a disorder and can thus enable medical practitioners to diagnose and treat it accordingly.

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Editor: Julia Piccoli, University of Sao Paulo-UNESP
Publication Type: Open Access Journal
Description: International Journal of Amino Acids encourages author to submit manuscripts to the journal for evaluation, from all fields of amino acid and protein research: analysis, separation, synthesis, biosynthesis, cross linking amino acids, racemization/enantiomers, modification of amino acids as phosphorylation, methylation, acetylation of amino acids.