[Monoamine oxidase activity of rat brain under cold exposure]

Ukr Biokhim Zh (1978). 1985 Mar-Apr;57(2):41-6.
[Article in Russian]


Cold stress and cold adaptation were studied for their effect on the activity and substrate specificity of the monoamine oxidase A and B and on the Km of serotonin deamination in the rat brain mitochondria and supernatant. Mitochondrial monoamine oxidase Km with serotonin is established to increase more than twice under cold stress and decrease considerably in cold adapted rats. The lowering of the mitochondrial monoamine oxidase A activity is accompanied by the appearance of serotonin and the glucosamine deaminating activity in supernatant. The data suggest that decrease in the monoamine oxidase activity under cold stress may be caused by both release of the enzyme from mitochondrial membrane and changes in its catalytic property alteration.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Physiological
  • Animals
  • Brain / enzymology*
  • Cold Temperature*
  • Isoenzymes / metabolism
  • Kinetics
  • Mitochondria / enzymology
  • Monoamine Oxidase / metabolism*
  • Rats
  • Serotonin / metabolism
  • Stress, Physiological / enzymology*


  • Isoenzymes
  • Serotonin
  • Monoamine Oxidase