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Title Dieting, tryptophan and bulimia nervosa.
Description Dieting, tryptophan and bulimia nervosa.
Creation Date 01 January 2001
Doc type Article
Document Abstract:
The availability of tryptophan for brain function can be altered by diet1. Normally, dietary tryptophan is transported across the blood-brain barrier and distributed in 5-HT neurons1. Tryptophan is then converted by a hydroxylase enzyme to 5-hydroxytryptophan, which is then decarboxylated to form serotonin1 (5HT).
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