Dark-rearing modifies serotonin and 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid contents in specific regions of rabbit brain.

@article{Alesci1988DarkrearingMS,
  title={Dark-rearing modifies serotonin and 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid contents in specific regions of rabbit brain.},
  author={Roberto Alesci and A La Noce and Paola Bagnoli and B. Ghelarducci},
  journal={Behavioural brain research},
  year={1988},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={115-20}
}
The contents of serotonin (5-HT) and 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) in specific brain regions of rabbits dark-reared from birth until 3 months of age are higher than those of controls. After light exposure, 5-HT and 5-HIAA levels become similar to normal values. In adult rabbits kept in darkness for 3 months, 5-HT and 5-HIAA contents increase only in… CONTINUE READING