Serotonin and amino acid content in platelets of autistic children.

@article{Rolf1993SerotoninAA,
  title={Serotonin and amino acid content in platelets of autistic children.},
  author={Ludger Heinrich Rolf and F Y Haarmann and K. H. Grotemeyer and Hildegard Kehrer},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={1993},
  volume={87 5},
  pages={312-6}
}
The platelet levels of serotonin and the amino acids aspartic acid, glutamine, glutamic acid and gamma-aminobutyric acid were measured in 18 drug-free autistic (DSM-III criteria) and 14 age-matched healthy children. Serotonin was significantly increased while the amino acids aspartic acid, glutamine, glutamic acid and gamma-aminobutyric acid were significantly decreased in comparison with the controls. It is suggested that the decline of the amino acids in platelets from autistic children… CONTINUE READING

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