, Volume 35, Issue 8, pp 991–992 | Cite as

The stimulation of rat brain monoamine oxidase by dietary lithium chloride

  • I. Dawood
  • W. WelchJr


Lithium chloride administered to rats in drinking water for 30 days caused an increase of whole brain monoamine oxidase specific activity to approximately 140% of control. Carboxylesterase and formyltetrahydrofolate synthetase activities were not affected by Li+ either in vivo or in vitro.


Chloride Lithium Drinking Water Monoamine Monoamine Oxidase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Dawood
    • 1
  • W. WelchJr
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryUniversity of NevadaRenoUSA

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