enzyme that catalyzes the generation of hydrogen peroxide by oxidation of dopamine.
An enzyme that deactivates catecholamines and indoleamines within the presynaptic neuron, indoleamines in the synapse.
Related Topic"An enzyme catalyzing the removal of an amine group from a variety of substrates, including norepinephrine and dopamine..."
an enzyme that makes nervous system hormones inactive.
an enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of many body compounds (e.g., epinephrine and norepinephrine and serotonin)
Monoamine oxidase (MAO) is an enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of a large variety of monoamines, including epinephrine, norepinephrine, and serotonin; it is found in most tissues, particularly the liver and nervous system. Drugs that act as inhibitors of this enzyme are widely used in the treatment of depression.
This is a term for two related genes. MAO-A is implicated in Brunner syndrome. High levels of MAO-B, the other gene, seem to cause depression, and MAO inhibitors have been used for decades, in spite of their side effects. Interestingly, MAO is also active in the gut. People with low levels of MAO-A or those taking MAO inhibitors must avoid high levels of tyramine (an amino acid), such as cheese, fermented or spoiled food, etc, or risk migraines, high blood pressure, or other health effects. (See Foods to avoid with MAOIs).
A family of enzymes involved in the breakdown of certain neurotransmitters. MAO inhibitors act to block these enzymes.
Enzymes which breakdown certain neurotransmitters. Type A breakdowns noradrenaline and serotonin. Type B breakdowns dopamine. See monoamine oxidase inhibitors below.
enzyme that deactivates certain neurotransmitters
An enzyme that breaks down dopamine. MAO comes in two forms: A and B. In Parkinson's disease, it is beneficial to block the activity of MAO B.
an enzyme that breaks down dopamine. There are two types of MAO "A" and "B." In Parkinson's disease, it is beneficial to block the activity of MAO B.
The brain and liver enzyme that normally breaks down the catecholamines norepinephrine, serotonin and dopamine.
Black's medical dictionary, G Macpherson ed; 38th ed Monoamine oxidase (MAO) is a naturally occurring enzyme which is concerned in the breakdown of monoamines.
an enzyme which, in the brain, breaks down certain neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine.
an enzyme that degrades or metabolizes the monoamine neurotransmitters; serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine. There are two types; A & B.
(MAO) Enzyme catalyzing the removal of an amine group from a variety of substrates, including norepinephrine and dopamine.
An enzyme found primarily in the liver and nervous system that generates free radicals.
Enzyme that degrades noradrenaline released from adrenergic nerve terminals.
Related Topic"...MAO inhibitors block the action of MAO, thus raising the levels of the monoamine neurotransmitters such as norepinephrine, epinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin - which have significant effects on mood and behavior..."
One of the enzymes responsible for the breakdown of a group of neurotransmitters called biogenic amines (norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin are examples); believed to be important in the regulation of emotion. Drugs that inhibit the action of this enzyme (MAO inhibitors) are used in treating depression. See also antidepressant, monamine oxidase inhibitor, neurotransmitter.
Monoamine oxidases (singular abbreviation MAO) are enzymes that catalyze the oxidation of monoamines. They are found bound to the outer membrane of mitochondria in most cell types in the body.