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Offline AmbiElectric

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Tryptophan to serotonin
« on: March 18, 2010, 03:14:15 PM »
I'm working on a science project, and I can't find the chemical formula for the transformation of tryptophan to serotonin, if anyone knows please reply. It's crucial information for the project, I think I'll fail if I don't know it. =\

I'm desperate  =S
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Re: Tryptophan to serotonin
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2010, 04:12:11 PM »
This at least has the biosynthesis:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tryptophan

Are you looking to do your own synthesis in the lab?

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Re: Tryptophan to serotonin
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2010, 10:18:38 PM »
No, I'm actually doing a project on bananas, the myth of bananas improving your mood, it's because of the tryptophan. So I have to make an explanation for why.
It's a mix between a research project and lab project, but more research, the lab part is the journal I'm keeping on general mood.

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Re: Tryptophan to serotonin
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2010, 02:59:08 AM »
I usually use the Wiki to find sources I can quote not the WIKI itself. A starting point as it were.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serotonin

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Re: Tryptophan to serotonin
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2010, 02:16:26 AM »
I should have pointed out that I would not use WIKI itself as a listed source.
Instead i would look at the sources cited in WIKI and use them if they would make good sources.

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