A transient placental source of serotonin for the fetal forebrain

Abstract

Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine or 5-HT) is thought to regulate neurodevelopmental processes through maternal-fetal interactions that have long-term mental health implications. It is thought that beyond fetal 5-HT neurons there are significant maternal contributions to fetal 5-HT during pregnancy but this has not been tested empirically. To examine putative… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nature09972

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@inproceedings{Bonnin2011ATP, title={A transient placental source of serotonin for the fetal forebrain}, author={Alexandre Bonnin and Nick Goeden and Kevin Chen and Melissa L Wilson and Jennifer King and Jean Chen Shih and Randy D. Blakely and Evan S Deneris and Pat Levitt}, booktitle={Nature}, year={2011} }