Serotonin 5-Hydroxytryptamine2A Receptor Activation Suppresses Tumor Necrosis Factor-α-Induced Inflammation with Extraordinary Potency

@article{Yu2008Serotonin5R,
  title={Serotonin 5-Hydroxytryptamine2A Receptor Activation Suppresses Tumor Necrosis Factor-$\alpha$-Induced Inflammation with Extraordinary Potency},
  author={Bangning Yu and Jaime Becnel and Mourad Zerfaoui and R. K. Rohatgi and A Hamid Boulares and Charles D. Nichols},
  journal={Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics},
  year={2008},
  volume={327},
  pages={316 - 323}
}
The G protein-coupled serotonin 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT)2A receptor is primarily recognized for its role in brain neurotransmission, where it mediates a wide variety of functions, including certain aspects of cognition. However, there is significant expression of this receptor in peripheral tissues, where its importance is largely unknown. We have now discovered that activation of 5-HT2A receptors in primary aortic smooth muscle cells provides a previously unknown and extremely potent… 

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