Alpha-methyltryptophan as a therapeutic agent.

  title={Alpha-methyltryptophan as a therapeutic agent.},
  author={Theodore L. Sourkes},
  journal={Progress in neuro-psychopharmacology & biological psychiatry},
  volume={15 6},
1. Alpha-methyltryptophan, on administration to experimental animals gives rise to cerebral alpha-methylserotonin, which substitutes for serotonin in certain behavioral and functional tests. 2. Such results are consistent with the similarity of the properties of the two indoleamines with respect to storage, uptake and release, as well as with the 5HT2… CONTINUE READING