Sex difference in 5HT2 receptor in the living human brain.

  title={Sex difference in 5HT2 receptor in the living human brain.},
  author={Frangoise Biver and Françoise Lotstra and Michel Monclus and David Wikler and Philippe Damhaut and Julien Mendlewicz and Serge Goldman},
  journal={Neuroscience letters},
  volume={204 1-2},
Serotonergic mechanisms are involved in gender-related behaviors and psychiatric conditions like aggression, eating disorders, depression, impulsivity or suicide. We studied gender differences in the living human brain type-2 serotonin receptor (5HT2r). Twenty-two healthy age-matched men and women were investigated using positron emission tomography and the selective radiotracer, 18F-labeled altanserin. Binding was quantified using a non-linear least-squares minimization procedure. We found… CONTINUE READING
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