beta-Carbolines, psychoactive compounds in the mammalian body. Part II: Effects.

@article{Airaksinen1981betaCarbolinesPC,
  title={beta-Carbolines, psychoactive compounds in the mammalian body. Part II: Effects.},
  author={Mauno M. Airaksinen and I E Kari},
  journal={Medical biology},
  year={1981},
  volume={59 4},
  pages={190-211}
}
The biochemical and the pharmacological effects of beta-carbolines in animals and man are reviewed. Biochemical studies have revealed beta-carbolines' several actions, including inhibition of MAO-A, competitive inhibition of 5-HT uptake, general inhibition of Na+ dependent transports, binding to benzodiazepine and opiate receptors and probable action on dopamine receptors, which may all participate to a variable degree in the actions of different beta-carbolines. Many early in vivo studies… CONTINUE READING

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