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title: Analysis of [C-11]L-deprenyl-D2
author: Vesa Oikonen
updated_at: 2021-04-19
updated_at: 2021-04-28
created_at: 2014-05-19
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predominantly in glial cells and in serotonergic neurons
(<a href="">Fowler et al., 2005</a>).
The expression of MAO-B in glial cells is thought to be predominantly, if not exclusively, within
astrocytes (<a href="">Ekblom et al., 1994</a>), but not
astrocytes (<a href="">Ekblom et al., 1994</a>;
<a href="">Gulyás et al, 2011</a>), but not
<p>MAO-B oxidises amines (for example <a href="./target_dopamine.html">dopamine</a>) from both
endogenous and exogenous sources.
<p>MAO-B oxidises amines (for example <a href="./target_dopamine.html">dopamine</a> and
noradrenaline) from both endogenous and exogenous sources.
MAO-B is selectively and irreversibly inhibited by L-deprenyl (selegiline).
When the enzyme-substrate complex is formed, the rate-limiting step of MAO-B catalyzed oxidation
creates a highly reactive intermediate, which forms a covalent bond with the enzyme, thus
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