Determination, using microdialysis, of hypothalamic serotonin variations in response to different macronutrients.

Abstract

In response to a chow meal in rats, we observed previously in PVN-VMH dialysates, an increase in serotonin (5-HT) that could be related to satiety or to metabolic consequences of the composition of the meal. Indeed, carbohydrates are admitted to increase 5-HT synthesis while proteins decrease it, but the time course and mechanisms of these effects were not… (More)

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