The concentrations of serum homovanillic acid (HVA), norepinephrine (NE), tyrosine (Tyr), phenylalanine (Phe) and tryptophan (Trp), and the activities of serum dopamine-beta-hydroxylase (DBH), platelet monoamine oxidase (MAO), and erythrocyte catechol-O-methyl transferase (COMT) were measured in 68 healthy parents who had schizophrenic offspring. The results show a significant correlation between the parents of schizophrenic patients in serum HVA (r=0.38, n=34, p
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|Publication status||Published - Mar 1996|
- Amino Acids
- Middle Aged
- Random Allocation
Wei, J., Ramchand, C. N., Clark, A. E., & Hemmings, G. P. (1996). A study of enzymes involved in catecholamine metabolism in parents of patients with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 19(1), 27-32.