Platelet monoamine oxidase activity in a nonhuman primate model of type 2 excessive alcohol consumption.

@article{Fahlke2002PlateletMO,
  title={Platelet monoamine oxidase activity in a nonhuman primate model of type 2 excessive alcohol consumption.},
  author={Claudia Fahlke and H{\aa}kan Garpenstrand and Lars Oreland and Stephen J. Suomi and James Dee Higley},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2002},
  volume={159 12},
  pages={
          2107
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Low platelet monoamine oxidase (MAO) activity is associated with "type 2 alcoholism." MAO activity is also affected by cigarette smoking. Since most alcoholics are smokers, it is difficult to evaluate the possible effect of platelet MAO activity on alcoholism independently of the effects of smoking. The authors investigated the relationship between platelet MAO activity and excessive alcohol consumption in rhesus macaques. METHOD Platelet MAO activity and CSF metabolite… CONTINUE READING

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