(-)Deprenyl increases activities of superoxide dismutase (SOD) in striatum of dog brain

Life Sci. 1994;54(20):1483-9. doi: 10.1016/0024-3205(94)90015-9.


Seven beagle dogs were administered sucrose (control animals) or different doses of (-)deprenyl orally by means of capsules for 3 weeks. Activities of Cu Zn-SOD and Mn-SOD were determined in striatum and hippocampus in these animals. There was a significant dose-dependent increase in activities of total as well as in both types of SOD enzymes in striatum but not in hippocampus. The results suggest that this monoamine oxidase B inhibitor can increase antioxidant enzyme activities in striatum but not in hippocampus in the dog, thus showing brain region selectivity. These results are in accordance with previously published observations in rats.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Corpus Striatum / drug effects
  • Corpus Striatum / enzymology*
  • Dogs
  • Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
  • Female
  • Hippocampus / drug effects
  • Hippocampus / enzymology*
  • Isoenzymes / metabolism
  • Kinetics
  • Regression Analysis
  • Selegiline / pharmacology*
  • Superoxide Dismutase / metabolism*


  • Isoenzymes
  • Selegiline
  • Superoxide Dismutase