D A Durden

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Using a new ultrasensitive method the trace biogenic amines, phenylethylamine, meta-tyramine and para-tyramine have been quantitated in brain regions obtained from a single rat. Phenylethylamine concentrations in ng/g wet tissue (mean +/- std. error) were as follows: caudate 2.71 +/- 0.73, hypothalamus 0.45 +/- 0.15, cerebellum 0.09 +/- 0.02, olfactory bulb(More)
Behavioral and pharmacological effects of oral administration of L-deprenyl in the dog are described. Spontaneous behavior is unaffected at doses below 3 mg/kg while at higher doses there was stereotypical responding. There was evidence of improved cognitive function in animals chronically treated with a 1 mg/kg dose but the effectiveness varied(More)
Dogs were administered capsules containing L-deprenyl daily over 3 weeks at dose levels of 0, 0.1, 0.5, and 1.0 mg/kg. Spontaneous behavior was measured using a canine open field test, and was not significantly affected by L-deprenyl. Plasma levels of amphetamine showed a clear dose-dependent elevation 2 h and was not significantly affected by L-deprenyl.(More)
The present study has examined whether MAO-B has a role in DA metabolism in the primate CNS in situ. Eleven macaques (macaca facicularis) were used in this study to examine the effects of (-)-deprenyl (1 mg/kg, i.v., 2 and 24 hours). (-)-Deprenyl administration completely and selectively blocked MAO-B activity and blocked DA metabolism in the caudate(More)
Aliphatic N-propargylamines have recently been discovered to be highly potent, selective, and irreversible monoamine oxidase B (MAO-B) inhibitors. N-Methyl-N-(2-pentyl)propargylamine (M-2-PP) and N-methyl-N-(2-hexyl) propargylamine (2-HxMP), for example, are approximately fivefold more potent that l-deprenyl at inhibiting mouse brain MAO-B activity(More)
Plasma samples were collected from 41 patients who met DSM-III criteria for schizophrenia and from 34 healthy controls. Phenylethylamine (PE) levels were determined using a gas chromatography-mass spectrometry negative chemical ionization method. PE was significantly higher in the schizophrenic patients compared with controls. There were no differences in(More)
1. It has been proposed that an increase in the concentration of the neuromodulator phenylethylamine at the post-synaptic dopamine receptor may be involved in the etiology of schizophrenia. If this increase is the case, a reduction in the CSF and/or serum concentrations of phenylacetic acid, its major metabolite, might be anticipated. 2. The authors have(More)