Serotonergic neuron findings suggest possible treatment for depression-related infertility

Scientists from Nagoya University in Japan have clarified the relationship between energy levels and fertility in animals and humans. They identified signaling from serotonergic neurons as important for maintaining reproductive function by sensing glucose availability and subsequently enhancing the release of the reproductive hormone gonadotropin. Their findings also provide an explanation and possible treatment for the decreased fertility observed in people with depression.

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