Platelet monoamine oxidase in women with premenstrual syndrome

Ruth Feine, Robert H. Belmaker, Ranan Rimon, Richard P. Ebstein

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Abstract

Platelet monoamine oxidase (MAO) and RBC catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) were studied in 12 women suffering from premenstrual syndrome. No significant variation of platelet MAO or RBC COMT was found during the menstrual cycle, as opposed to previous studies on normal women and monkeys, which report a significant decline of platelet MAO activity in the 5-day period before menses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-110
Number of pages6
JournalNeuropsychobiology
Volume3
Issue number2-3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1977
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Catechol-O-methyltransferase
  • Depression
  • Monoamine oxidase
  • Premenstrual

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