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Monoamine Oxidase (MAO) Summary

Description: An enzyme that catalyzes the oxidative deamination of naturally occurring monoamines. It is a flavin-containing enzyme that is localized in mitochondrial membranes, whether in nerve terminals, the liver, or other organs. Monoamine oxidase is important in regulating the metabolic degradation of catecholamines and serotonin in neural or target tissues. Hepatic monoamine oxidase has a crucial defensive role in inactivating circulating monoamines or those, such as tyramine, that originate in the gut and are absorbed into the portal circulation. (From Goodman and Gilman's, The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 8th ed, p415) EC

Also Known As: MAO; MAO-A; Monoamine Oxidase A; MAO-B; Monoamine Oxidase B Show All >>

Networked: 2414 relevant articles (82 outcomes, 324 trials/studies) for this Bio-Agent

Key Diseases for which Monoamine Oxidase is Relevant

  1. Parkinson Disease (Parkinson's Disease) : 28 outcomes 52 studies in 453 results
  2. Alzheimer Disease (Alzheimer's Disease) : 7 outcomes 8 studies in 120 results
  3. Body Weight (Weight, Body) : 5 outcomes 3 studies in 32 results
  4. Schizophrenia (Dementia Praecox) : 3 outcomes 26 studies in 146 results
  5. Panic Disorder (Panic Attack) : 3 outcomes 5 studies in 26 results
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Drugs Related to Monoamine Oxidase

  1. Monoamine Oxidase (MAO)
  2. Selegiline (E250)
  3. rasagiline (Azilect)
  4. Levodopa (L Dopa)
  5. Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor)
  6. Pentylenetetrazole (Metrazol)
  7. Dopamine (Intropin)
  8. 1- Methyl- 4- phenyl- 1,2,3,6- tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)
  9. Dopamine Agonists (Dopamine Agonist)
  10. Smoke
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Therapies Related to Monoamine Oxidase

  1. Aftercare (After-Treatment)
  2. Investigational Therapies (Experimental Therapy)
  3. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
  4. Vagotomy
  5. Chinese Traditional Medicine (Traditional Chinese Medicine)
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