Category Archives: serotonergic neuron

New source of serotonin in the brain found and the effects on SSRI’s identified.


Depression affects an estimated 350 million people worldwide and poses a major public health challenge, according to the World Health Organization. Researchers have discovered an unconventional way that serotonin is released from neurons that could play an important role in the mechanism through which antidepressant drugs work. The opensource study is published in the Journal of General Physiology. The team,

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