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Effects of alpha-lactalbumin on emotional processing in healthy women.

Abstract:

The synthesis of serotonin (5-HT) in the central nervous system is dependent on the availability to the brain of its precursor amino acid, tryptophan (TRP). Recent studies suggest that alpha-lactalbumin, a whey-derived protein with a relatively high TRP content, increases plasma TRP and produces endocrine and cognitive changes consistent with facilitation of brain 5-HT function. In the present study we assessed the biochemical and cognitive effects of alpha-lactalbumin (40 g) in 28 healthy fe...

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10.1177/0269881106075271

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of psychopharmacology (Oxford, England)
Volume:
21
Issue:
5
Pages:
519-524
Publication date:
2007-07-05
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EISSN:
1461-7285
ISSN:
0269-8811
URN:
uuid:e966617b-3642-4fc9-b5cf-497b424899a3
Source identifiers:
139378
Local pid:
pubs:139378

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