Inhibition of Monoamine Oxidase by Hypericin
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Journal/Book: Planta medica. 1984;
Abstract: Hypericin from Hypericum perforatum was found to inhibit in vitro type A and B monoamine oxidase (MAO's) prepared by treating rat brain milochondria with selective inhibitors. The inhibition of type A MAO by hypericin was higher than that of type B MAO. The inhibition was almost irreversible tot both MAO typcs.