Enhancement of serotonin transporter function by tumor necrosis factor alpha but not by interleukin-6.

Serotonin (5-HT) is a prime candidate for studies of the interaction between the nervous and immune systems, since it is both an important neurotransmitter and released at high concentrations at sites of inflammation. Serotonergic neurotransmission is regulated by the 5-HT transporter (5-HTT), which determines the magnitude and duration of serotonergic… (More)