Cyclophosphamide increases 5-hydroxytryptamine release from the isolated ileum of the rat.


We recently reported that chronic administration of cyclophosphamide significantly increased urinary 5-hydroxyindole acetic acid (5-HIAA) excretion in rats indicative of a release of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) from intestinal enterochromaffin (EC) cells. Cyclophosphamide is considered to be an inactive prodrug and require conversion to active emetic… (More)