Abnormalities of biogenic amines affecting the metabolism of serotonin and catecholamines.


This paper describes the relevance of measuring biogenic amine metabolites in cerebrospinal fluid in order to detect inborn errors affecting catecholamines and serotonin biosynthesis. Defects in tetrahydrobiopterin and a deficiency of aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase, tyrosine hydroxylase or dopamine-beta-hydroxylase are candidate inborn errors for… (More)