Decreased serotonin transporter binding in unaffected relatives of manic depressive patients.


BACKGROUND There are numerous reports of decreased binding to platelet serotonin transporter (5-HTT) in depression, suggesting that it might be considered a trait marker of depression. To further investigate whether reduced 5-HTT function could be an endophenotype in manic depressive illness, we looked for abnormalities of platelet 5-HTT among subjects who… (More)