Posts Tagged "serotonin"

New Role For Serotonin 'Ironed Out'

Posted on Mar 5, 2009 in Health & Wellness

ScienceDaily (Jan. 29, 2009) – Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators have found a surprising link between brain iron levels and serotonin, a neurotransmitter involved in neuropsychiatric conditions ranging from autism to major depression.Appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences the week of January 27, the study by Randy Blakely, Ph.D., and colleagues also demonstrates the utility of a powerful in silico approach for discovering novel traits linked to subtle genetic variation. The serotonin transporter protein (SERT) regulates serotonin availability...

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