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Keyword - Serotonin biosynthesis (KW-0724)

Definition

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.

Synonyms

  • 5-HT
  • 5-hydroxytryptamine

Category

Biological process

Gene Ontology

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GOi

serotonin biosynthetic process [ GO:0042427 ]

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Serotonin biosynthesisBiological process
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