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Serotonin

Name: Serotonin
Description: A biochemical messenger and regulator, synthesized from the essential amino acid L-tryptophan. In humans it is found primarily in the central nervous system, gastrointestinal tract, and blood platelets. Serotonin mediates several important physiological functions including neurotransmission, gastrointestinal motility, hemostasis, and cardiovascular integrity. Multiple receptor families (receptors, serotonin) explain the broad physiological actions and distribution of this biochemical mediator (MSH).
Synonym(s): 5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT; 5HT transporter; 5HTT; Sodium-dependent serotonin transporter
Has role: Neurotransmitter
Super-category: Monoamines
Id: sao711465902
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Categories related to Serotonin

5-HT Receptor

Neurons that have Serotonin as their neurotransmitter

Aplysia cerebral ganglion metacerebral cell, Cerebellar Serotonergic Afferents, Hirudo Retzius cell, Taste bud type 3 cell, Tritonia dorsal swim interneuron


Contributors

Aarnaud, Admin, Nifbot2, Pkatz, Slarson



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CurationStatusuncurated  +
DefinitionA biochemical messenger and regulator, syn A biochemical messenger and regulator, synthesized from the essential amino acid L-tryptophan. In humans it is found primarily in the central nervous system, gastrointestinal tract, and blood platelets. Serotonin mediates several important physiological functions including neurotransmission, gastrointestinal motility, hemostasis, and cardiovascular integrity. Multiple receptor families (receptors, serotonin) explain the broad physiological actions and distribution of this biochemical mediator (MSH). bution of this biochemical mediator (MSH).
Has roleNeurotransmitter  +
Idsao711465902  +
LabelSerotonin  +
ModifiedDate6 January 2010  +
SuperCategoryMonoamines  +
Synonym5-hydroxytryptamine  +, and 5-HT; 5HT transporter; 5HTT; Sodium-dependent serotonin transporter  +