Kynurenine - Depression & Brain Aging Effects (Reduced By Exercise)

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edited October 2014 in General Discussion

kynurenine seems to be created in the body when you are under stress. You can read the wikipedia link for the basics: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kynurenine


 


•Exercise training activates PGC-1α1:PPARα/δ:KAT in mouse and human skeletal muscle


•PGC-1α1 induces skeletal muscle kynurenine aminotransferase (KAT) expression


•Skeletal muscle PGC-1α1 controls plasma and brain kynurenine/kynurenic acid balance
http://www.cell.com/cell/abstract/S0092-8674(14)01049-6

 


kynurenine vs depression, affects serotonin levels in the brain (plus other neurotoxic effects)


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20686200

 


exercise reduces kynurenine in the body


http://commonhealth.wbur.org/2014/10/why-to-exercise-today-74

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