Glossary of The Cell (5th ed.) by Alberts et al. (2008)
- Hormone released by adrenal gland chromaffin cells, especially in response to stress, that binds to specific GPCRs. It can initiate and coordinate a “fight or flight” response, which includes an increase in heart rate and blood sugar level. It is also a catecholamine neurotransmitter.
- Alberts, B., Johnson, A., Lewis, J. Raff, M., Roberts, K. & Walter P. 2008. Molecular Biology of the Cell, 5th ed. -xxxiv + 1616 pp. Garland Science, New York.