Trace amines and Tourette's syndrome

  title={Trace amines and Tourette's syndrome},
  author={Glen B Baker and Robert A. Bornstein and Vikram Kumar Yeragani},
  journal={Neurochemical Research},
There has been considerable interest in recent years in possible neurochemical abnormalities in Tourette's Syndrome (TS). In studies combining neuropsychological and neurochemical measurements, we have investigated the possible roles of trace amines in this disorder. Urinary levels of free β-phenylethylamine (PEA) and plasma levels of its precursor amino acid phenylalanine were decreased in TS patients when compared to values in normal children. These urinary PEA levels in TS patients were… CONTINUE READING
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