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Monoamine Oxidase (Mao) of Platelets, Plasma, Lymphocytes and Granulocytes in Schizophrenia

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 January 2018

Peter A. Bond
Affiliation:
University of Southern California
Richard L. Cundall
Affiliation:
University of Southern California
Ian R. H. Falloon
Affiliation:
University of Southern California

Summary

Monoamine oxidase (MAO) levels in plasma, platelets, lymphocytes and granulocytes have been compared in schizophrenics and controls using three substrates. No significant difference was found between MAO levels in controls and the schizophrenic group as a whole, but platelets and lymphocytes of the latter (tyramine or benzylamine substrate) showed greater variation and in some cases higher values than controls, irrespective of treatment. Schizophrenics who experienced auditory hallucinations had significantly lower MAO levels in lymphocytes and platelets than those who did not.

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Copyright © Royal College of Psychiatrists, 1979 

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