Comparison of diurnal and nocturnal rates of 5-hydroxytryptamine turnover in the rat mediobasal hypothalamus

T. S. King, S. Steinlechner, R. W. Steger

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Abstract

Rates of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) turnover in the mediobasal hypothalamus of male rats were estimated using pharmacological methods during the daytime and at night. Concentrations of 5-HT in this hypothalamic area were higher nocturnally than diurnally; this was apparently due to increased 5-HT synthesis and decreased 5-HT catabolism at night.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)417-419
Number of pages3
JournalExperientia
Volume41
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1985

Keywords

  • 5-hydroxytryptamine turnover, diurnal
  • 5-hydroxytryptamine turnover, nocturnal
  • Rat hypothalamus
  • hypothalamus, rat

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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