Alcohol consumption alters monoamine oxidase activities in brain structures: relation to ethanol craving.


BACKGROUND In spite of numerous biochemical studies the role of brain monoamine oxidase (MAO, EC 1.4, 3.4) in the mechanisms of central alcohol action and the pathogenesis of alcoholism remains unclear. The possible reason of that is the highly heterogeneous distribution of the enzyme in a brain and the different direction of alcohol-induced changes of MAO… (More)


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