Correlation between MAO activity in blood platelets obtained by single and multiple centrifugations

Ramesh C. Arora, Suman Sahai, Herbert Y. Meltzer*

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Abstract

Monoamine oxidase (MAO) activity in human blood platelets isolated by a single centrifugation at 600g for 2 1 2 minutes, which isolates only 45-65% of total platelets, was highly correlated with the MAO activity in platelets isolated by a method which isolates essentially 100% of platelets (r = 0.95, p < 0.01). These results indicate that the single centrifugation method, which isolates only a portion of platelets, gives a reliable estimate of MAO activity in the entire platelet population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-151
Number of pages5
JournalPsychiatry Research
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1983

Keywords

  • Corash method
  • Monoamine oxidase (MAO)
  • differential centrifugation
  • platelet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry

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