MAO’s affect on neurotransmitters



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MAO A and MAO B affect many neurotransmitters in the body.  MAO A prefers serotonin, epinephrine and norepinephrine as substrates. MAO B prefers phenylethylamine and benzylamine. The common substrates for MAO A and B are dopamine, tyramine and tryptamine.  MAO A inhibitors have been used as antidepressants and MAO B inhibitors have been used to treat Parkinson’s Disease and fight aging.