Monday, May 1, 2017

Hormone Serotonin or 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) and lower urinary tract function and 'fight-or-flight' conditions

Kyle J. Norton(Scholar and Master of Nutrients, all right reserved)
Health article writer and researcher; Over 10.000 articles and research papers have been written and published on line, including world wide health, ezine articles, article base, healthblogs, selfgrowth, best before it's news, the karate GB daily, etc.,.
Named TOP 50 MEDICAL ESSAYS FOR ARTISTS & AUTHORS TO READ by Named 50 of the best health Tweeters Canada - Huffington Post
Nominated for shorty award over last 4 years
Some articles have been used as references in medical research, such as international journal Pharma and Bio science, ISSN 0975-6299.                     

          Hormone Serotonin or 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) 

Serotonin or 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) is a monoamine neurotransmitter derived from tryptophan, primarily found in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, platelets, and in the central nervous system (CNS). In Gut, serotonin regulates intestinal movements, in CNS, it regulates mood, appetite, sleep, memory and learning, etc.

     Hormone Serotonin or 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) and lower urinary tract function and 'fight-or-flight' conditions 

In the study to examine the role of 5-HT(1A) receptors in control of lower urinary tract function in cats, using 8-hydroxy-2-(di-n-propylamino)tetralin (8-OH-DPAT) and 5-methoxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine (5-MeODMT) as agonists and WAY100635 and LY206130 as antagonists, found that 5-HT(1A) receptor stimulation is inhibitory to bladder function in cats, especially under conditions where the bladder is hyperactive due to irritation. Furthermore, these bladder-inhibitory effects are the exact opposite of the bladder-excitatory effects of 8-OH-DPAT reported in rats. 5-HT(1A) receptor stimulation increases EUS motoneuron activity when driven by nociceptive bladder afferent inputs but not when driven by non-nociceptive afferent inputs. In summary, 5-HT(1A) receptor agonists facilitate a nociceptor-driven spinal reflex (sphincter activity) but inhibit a nociceptor-driven supraspinal reflex (micturition). This pattern of activity would facilitate urine storage and may be important under 'fight-or-flight' conditions when serotonergic activity is high(42).

No comments:

Post a Comment