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Neurotransmitters

Neurotransmitters

 

Chart of Common Neurotransmitters

(Note that some neurotransmitters are also hormones)

Category

Neurotransmitter

Abbr.

Small molecule:

Amino Acids

 

ASPARTATE

 

GLUTAMATE

GLU

GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID

GABA

GLYCINE

GLY

Small molecule:

Acetylcholine

 

ACETYLCHOLINE

 

Small molecule:

Monoamines

 Phenylalanine

/Tyrosine

DOPAMINE

DA

EPINEPHRINE

 

NOREPINEPHRINE

NE

OCTOPAMINE

 

TYRAMINE

 

Tryptophan

SEROTONIN

5-HT

MELATONIN

MEL

Histamine

HISTAMINE

 

Polypeptides (PP)

- single linear chain of amino acids bonded together by peptide bonds

Gastrins

GASTRIN

 

CHOLECYSTOKININ

CCK

Neurohypophyseal

VASOPRESSIN,

 

OXYTOCIN

 

NEUROPHYSIN I AND II

 

Neuropeptide Y

NEUROPEPTIDE Y

NY

PANCREATIC POLYPEPTIDE

PP

PEPTIDE YY

YY

Opioids

CORTICOTROPIN

ACTH

DYNORPHIN

 

ENDORPHIN

 

ENKEPHALINE

 

Secretins

SECRETIN

 

MOTILIN

 

GLUCAGON

 

VASOACTIVE INTESTINAL PEPTIDE

VIP

GROWTH HORMONE RELEASING FACTOR

GHRF

Somatostatins

SOMATOSTATIN

 

Tachykinins

NEUROKININ A AND B

 

SUBSTANCE P

 

Other

BOMBESIN

 

GASTRIN-RELEASING PEPTIDE

GRP

Soluble Gases

 

CARBON MONOXIDE

CO

NITRIC OXIDE

NO

Other

 

ANANDAMIDE

 

ADENOSINE TRIPHOSPHATE

ATP

 

Neurotransmitter Related Links

Neurotransmitter

Related Links

ABOUT

About Neurotransmitters

-  Nervous System 101

SPECIFIC

Neurotransmitter Chart

-  NITRIC OXIDE

-  MELATONIN

-  Some Neurotransmitters of Special Mention