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Serotonin; new research.


Serotonin; new research.

Ed. by Alessia G. Marino and Ilaria C. Russo.

Nova Science Publishers


246 pages




Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, or 5-HT), a monoamine neurotransmitter found in the central nervous system and the gastrointestinal tract, is believed to play an important role in the modulation of anger, aggression, body temperature, mood, sleep, sexuality, and appetite. This book presents nine chapters of the latest research in the field from around the world. Some areas examined include selective serotonin agonists for the acute management of migraine, dual inhibitors of acetylcholinesterase and serotonin transporter targeting potential agents for Alzheimer's disease, and applying control system modeling to understand how genetic variation influences serotonin function and behavior. Other topics discussed include the role of genotype in the relationship between thyroid hormones, serotonin and behavior, and the role of the serotonergic system in depression, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia, and suicide. Information on the editors is not given.

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