Acute administration of nutritionally sourced tryptophan increases fear recognition

@article{Attenburrow2003AcuteAO,
  title={Acute administration of nutritionally sourced tryptophan increases fear recognition},
  author={M.-J. Attenburrow and Ceridwen Williams and John Odontiadis and Alison Reed and Janet L. Powell and Philip J. Cowen and Catherine J. Harmer},
  journal={Psychopharmacology},
  year={2003},
  volume={169},
  pages={104-107}
}
The serotonin precursor tryptophan (TRP) has been widely used as a nutritional supplement and antidepressant. Recently, however, the use of TRP has been severely restricted due to its association with the eosinophilic myalgic syndrome, an autoimmune disorder probably caused by ingestion of a contaminant produced in certain TRP manufacturing processes. To determine the bioavailability of a nutritional source of TRP obtained from milk protein and to assess whether administration of this material… CONTINUE READING
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