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Iron deficiency and neurotransmitter synthesis and function  [1978]

Youdim, M.B.H.; Green, A.R.;

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Abstract: Methods and findings are reported from an investigation in rats of the effects of iron deficiency on the activity of various monoamine-metabolizing enzymes in the brain. The behavioral responses of the rats to increased brain 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) and dopamine (DA) receptor stimulation were measured to determine the functional activity of the monoamine neurotransmitter systems. The neurotransmitters 5-HT, DA, and noradrenaline are intimately involved in the regulation of mood and neuronal activity. Effects of iron deficiency on brain neuronal systems need further study.

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Proceedings of the Nutrition Society

ISSN : 0029-6651