Lafferman 1979: Erythrosin B inhibits dopamine transport in rat caudate synaptosomes.

lafferman1979-nerves-35591034_sScience. 1979. July 27; 205 (4404): 410-2.

Lafferman found that erythrosin B [Red 3] given to rats prevents the uptake of dopamine (the “feel good” neurotransmitter) by nerve cells in the brain called the caudate synaptosomes.  This is consistent with the hypothesis that Red 3 “can act as a central excitatory agent able to induce hyperkinetic [hyperactive] behavior.”

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