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Oct 8, 2006

Thank you so much for your previous help. I just have another question reguarding Platelets and there relationship with Serotonin.

I found this statemnt at AIDSMEDS.COM I am wondering is it true and can low platelets effect my mood and sleep patterns.

Quote: Platelets also carry serotonin and L-tryptophan, two substances involved in sleep/wake cycles, appetite, and mood regulation.

Thank you so much Kristina

Response from Dr. Henry

To my knowledge the serotonin/L-tryptophan qualities of platelets (which can be high, normal or low in HIV+ patients) generally don't impact mood/sleep cycles (other factors influence mood and sleep to a much greater extent). If any reader is aware of a published reference on that please post. KH

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