MOL­E­CULES 'ELIM­I­NATE' ANX­I­ETY RE­CEP­TORS

Science Illustrated - - HUMANS -

2From the liver, psilocin re­turns to the blood stream, en­ter­ing the brain, where it binds to the type 2A re­cep­tor, which is nor­mally used by sero­tonin, a neu­ro­trans­mit­ter, to reg­u­late one's mood. The quan­tity of 2A re­cep­tors in the frontal lobe is higher in case of anx­i­ety and de­pres­sion, but psilocin binds to the re­cep­tors, mak­ing them dis­ap­pear, so the num­ber is re­duced to a nor­mal level.

SERO­TONIN PSILOCIN 2A RE­CEP­TOR RE­CEP­TOR

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