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Monoamine Oxidase (MAO) Inhibitors
News & Research:
Both inorganic and organic selenium supplements can decrease brain monoamine
oxidase B enzyme activity in adult rats - Br J Nutr. 2008 Feb 28;:1-6 -
"tocopherol group (T group, positive control),
selenite group (SE group, representing the inorganic Se group) and seleno-yeast
group (SY group, representing the organic Se group) ... MAO-B activity
showed a significant decrease in the T, SE and SY groups in rat brains but
no significant change could be noted in the rat livers. In conclusion, the
present study indicates that inorganic or organic Se supplementation can
decrease the brain MAO-B enzyme activity in adult rats and can be
accomplished by the effect of the Se antioxidation capability" - See
selenium products at iHerb.
Monoamine Oxidase Type B Inhibitors May Help in Early Parkinson's Disease - Doctor's Guide, 8/13/04
- Hormones for Perimenopausal and Postmenopausal Depression - Psychiatric Times, 1/04 -
"Estrogen inhibits MAO, thereby
diminishing the degradation of norepinephrine and serotonin and thus increasing their activity, while progesterone has the reverse impact on MAO"
Three Depression Subtypes Respond Selectively - Clinical Psychiatry News, 1/03 -
depression ... In general, the antidepressant needs to be helped along by an adjunctive antipsychotic agent or by ECT ... That constellation of
symptoms known as atypical depression seems to preferentially respond to our old friends—the MAO inhibitors"
- Antidepressant Relief in a Skin Patch - WebMD, 11/1/02
MAOIs Still Good for Depression Rescue - Clinical Psychiatry News, 6/02
Brain, Youthful Body - Life Extension Magazine, 5/98
- Clinical Advances In Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor Therapies - BLTC Research