TitleThe roles of serotonin in cell adhesion and migration, and cytoskeletal remodeling.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsJayakumar JAnand Kuma, Panicker MM
JournalCell Adh Migr
Date Published2021 12

Serotonin is well known as a neurotransmitter. Its roles in neuronal processes such as learning, memory or cognition are well established, and also in disorders such as depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and dementia. However, its effects on adhesion and cytoskeletal remodelling which are strongly affected by 5-HT receptors, are not as well studied with some exceptions for e.g. platelet aggregation. Neuronal function is strongly dependent on cell-cell contacts and adhesion-related processes. Therefore the role played by serotonin in psychiatric illness, as well as in the positive and negative effects of neuropsychiatric drugs through cell-related adhesion can be of great significance. In this review, we explore the role of serotonin in some of these aspects based on recent findings.

Alternate JournalCell Adh Migr
PubMed ID34494935