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is dopamine a protein???
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is dopamine a protein???

I've always known it as a 'neurotransmitter' and nothing more precise; I don't THINK it's a protein. Its receptors are proteins though.
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No, it's far too small. Dopamine is based on the amino acid, tyrosine - like adrenaline.

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Is it just me or doesnt -amine suggest an amino acid
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Is it just me or doesnt -amine suggest an amino acid
No, not necessarily. "-amine" means it has an amine group, ie -NH2. To be an amino acid it needs both an amine group and a carboxylic acid group.
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