Tryptophan Accumulation by Blood Platelets of Depressed Patients
The accumulation of tryptophan by blood platelets has been investigated in depressive patients and controls using short incubation times and low substrate concentrations. The accumulation of tryptophan by the platelet is significantly greater in the acutely depressed patients than the control group. The results are discussed with reference to tryptophan transport in depression and also to the regulation of plasma levels of tryptophan.
KeywordsDepressed Patient Blood Platelet Depressive Illness Short Incubation Time Neural Transmission
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