Effects of dietary tyrosine, phenylalanine, and tryptophan on aggression in mice.

@article{Thurmond1977EffectsOD,
  title={Effects of dietary tyrosine, phenylalanine, and tryptophan on aggression in mice.},
  author={John B. Thurmond and Stephen M. Lasley and A L Conkin and J. Winchester Brown},
  journal={Pharmacology, biochemistry, and behavior},
  year={1977},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={475-8}
}
Dietary amino acid regimens designed to enhance catecholaminergic and serotonergic functioning were found to differentially affect territorial-induced attacks in mice. Male albino mice were maintained on a semi-synthetic 12% casein protein diet for 2 weeks, then switched to diets modified by the addition of a 4% L-amino acid supplement, or 4% casein (control). Measures of aggressive behavior and open-field locomotor activity were obtained before and after the dietary supplements were… CONTINUE READING