Amino acid imbalance, a nutritional model: serotonin3 mediation of aversive responses.

@article{Gietzen1991AminoAI,
  title={Amino acid imbalance, a nutritional model: serotonin3 mediation of aversive responses.},
  author={Dorothy W. Gietzen and C M Duke and V A Hammer},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={1991},
  volume={49 5},
  pages={981-5}
}
The feeding responses to essential dietary amino acid (AA) disproportion have been useful in nutritional studies. These responses involve first: recognition of the imbalance and second: rejection of the diet, likely via development of a learned aversion. In the rat, we have studied the role of the limiting AA and protein synthesis in the recognition phase by replacement of the limiting AA into a brain area essential for the initial depressed feeding response. We have also reported a reciprocal… CONTINUE READING