Age-related changes on MAO in B1/C57 mouse tissues: a quantitative radioautographic study

  • D. J. Saura
  • J. G. Richards
  • N. Mahy
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Part of the Journal of Neural Transmission book series (NEURAL SUPPL, volume 41)


The distribution of MAO-A and -B in brain and peripheral tissues of B1/C57 mice and their changes during ageing were studied by quantitative enzyme radioautography with [3H]Ro41-1049 and [3H]Ro19-6327. In the brain, MAO-A decreased between weeks 4 and 8 and then remained unchanged until 25 months, whereas MAO-B increased for the whole period studied. Heart also showed a continuous increase in MAO-B, but not MAO-A, with ageing, and liver showed a decrease in MAO-B in the older animals. These results show marked species differences in the distribution and age-related changes of MAO and might help to elucidate the high sensitivity of B1/C57 mouse of MPTP, which increases with age.


Inferior Colliculus Mouse Heart Histaminergic Neuron Trace Amine Neurotoxin MPTP 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. J. Saura
    • 1
  • J. G. Richards
    • 2
  • N. Mahy
    • 1
  1. 1.Unitat de Bioquímica, Facultat de MedicinaUniversitat de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Pharma Division, Preclinical ResearchHoffmann-La RocheBaselSwitzerland

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