March 1979
Volume 18, Issue 3
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Human platelet monoamine oxidase activity in glaucoma.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science March 1979, Vol.18, 320-324. doi:
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      C Aldinio, C Cerletti, L Manara, M Recchia, G Carlevaro, V de Molfetta; Human platelet monoamine oxidase activity in glaucoma.. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1979;18(3):320-324.

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Abstract

Monoamine oxidase (MAO, E.C. 1.4.3.4) activity was determined by spectrophotofluorimetric assay of the reaction product of the artificial substrate kynuramine in platelets from venous blood samples from 50 outpatients with glaucomas and 47 sex- and age-matched controls. No significant differences were found between MAO activity in control subjects and that in subjects with glaucomas grouped according to diagnostic subcategories. Irrespective of ocular disease, women had significantly higher enzyme activity than men. Age-related changes in platelet MAO were inconsistent.

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