Sertraline latches on to a molecule called the serotonin transporter, part of which sits on nerve cells and slurps up serotonin.
What does SET stand for?
SET stands for Serotonin Transporter
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We have 361 other meanings of SET in our Acronym Attic
- Secure Electronic Transfer
- Secure Encryption Technology
- Security Escort Team
- Selective Electronic Test
- Self Evaluation Tool
- Self-Employment Tax
- Self-Employment Training
- Senior Engineering Team
- Senior English Test (English as a foreign language qualification)
- Senior Executive Team
- Set (assembly language directive)
- Similarity-Enhanced Transfer
- Simple End-point Terminal (H.323)
- Simultaneous Engineering Technology
- Single Embryo Transfer (fertility treatment)
- Single Ended Triode (topology in tube amplifiers)
- Single Event Transient (electronics in space)
- Single-Electron Transfer
- Single-Electron Transistor
- Single-Electron Tunneling
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The effect of life stress on depression is moderated by a repeat length variation in the transcriptional control region of the serotonin transporter gene, which renders carriers of the short variant vulnerable for depression.
Among their topics are the serotonin transporter gene and its implications for studying complex disease and traits, neurobiological mechanisms supporting gene-environment interaction effects, marital dynamics and child proaction, promoting resilience in maltreated children, shaping society through social policy, and some lessons from eugenics and the race-intelligence debates for gene-environment studies in the era of full-genome sequencing.
The serotonin transporter (SERT) is probably the most widely studied gene in psychiatry11.
McInnes and colleagues sought to assess the functional effects of anti-TNF-alpha therapy on the brains of depressed patients with RA, and determined that TNF-alpha blockade mediates altered serotonin transporter availability and induces an improvement in depression measures.
Some areas examined include selective serotonin agonists for the acute management of migraine, dual inhibitors of acetylcholinesterase and serotonin transporter targeting potential agents for Alzheimer's disease, and applying control system modeling to understand how genetic variation influences serotonin function and behavior.
29] 9:00 MUTATION OF AN ASPARAGINE IN THE FIRST TRANSMEMBRANE DOMAIN OF THE HUMAN SEROTONIN TRANSPORTER RESULTS IN ENERGETIC UNCOUPLING OF NA FROM SEROTONIN TRANSPORT.
Brain scans on 88 volunteers showed that a protein known as a serotonin transporter, which clears serotonin from the brain, is more active in autumn and winter.