Acute amino acid loads that deplete brain serotonin fail to alter behavior.

Abstract

Acute depletion of brain serotonin (5-HT) can be induced in both rats and humans by giving an amino acid load deficient in tryptophan (TRY). Because this treatment is relatively easy to administer and short-acting, it seems well suited for studying mood and/or behavioral changes linked to aberrant 5-HT functioning in humans. To investigate the ability of a… (More)

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@article{Brown1998AcuteAA, title={Acute amino acid loads that deplete brain serotonin fail to alter behavior.}, author={C. M. Brown and P. J. Fletcher and Donald V. Coscina}, journal={Pharmacology, biochemistry, and behavior}, year={1998}, volume={59 1}, pages={115-21} }