Aurea Elizabeth Linder

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1. The serotonin transporter (SERT) handles serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT)) and is blocked by the antidepressant SERT inhibitors fluoxetine and fluvoxamine. Although the importance of SERT in the central nervous system is clear, SERT also functions in the peripheral vasculature. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that the vasculature from(More)
Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine; 5-HT) is a potent constrictor of isolated blood vessels. However, recent studies demonstrate that chronic 5-HT infusion results in a prolonged fall in blood pressure in the rat. This finding highlights the need for further study of 5-HT in the cardiovascular system. We tested the hypothesis that a functional serotonin(More)
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