Manipulation of serotonin signal suppresses early phase of behavioral aging in Caenorhabditis elegans

@article{Murakami2008ManipulationOS,
  title={Manipulation of serotonin signal suppresses early phase of behavioral aging in Caenorhabditis elegans
},
  author={Hana Murakami and Karalee Bessinger and Jason Hellmann and Shin Murakami},
  journal={Neurobiology of Aging},
  year={2008},
  volume={29},
  pages={1093-1100}
}
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