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Keyword - Serotonin biosynthesis (KW-0724)


Protein involved in the synthesis of the biochemical messenger and regulator serotonin which is formed by the hydroxylation and subsequent decarboxylation of L-tryptophan. In humans, serotonin mediates several important physiological functions, including neurotransmission, gastrointestinal motility, hemostasis and cardiovascular integrity.


  • 5-HT
  • 5-hydroxytryptamine


Biological process

Gene Ontology


serotonin biosynthetic process [ GO:0042427 ]


Serotonin biosynthesisBiological process
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