Association of monoamine oxidase (MAO) activity with alcoholism and alcoholic subtypes.

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A familial/genetic study of platelet monoamine oxidase (MAO) activity in alcoholics was carried out. MAO activities were determined using phenylethylamine (PEA) as substrate at Km concentration (1.2 microM) and at saturating concentration (12.0 microM). Complex segregation analysis of familial data indicated a single major gene mode of transmission of… (More)

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