Platelet monoamine oxidase: specific activity and turnover number in schizophrenics and their families

K M Summers, B Andrew, C Gillespie, D C Watt, I W Craig

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Abstract

Monoamine oxidase specific activities and molecular turnover numbers have been measured in families with at least two schizophrenic members. Neither measure of monoamine oxidase was different in schizophrenics compared with their first degree relatives. Molecular turnover number was remarkably similar in males and females and when the group was considered by age, diagnosis, drug status and family membership. Neither specific activity nor turnover number could be used in risk estimation for the development of schizophrenia in members of these families.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-96
Number of pages8
JournalClinica Chimica Acta
Volume152
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1985

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