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Re: my new Dx

Posted by SLS on August 18, 2009, at 13:25:50

In reply to Re: my new Dx floatingbridge, posted by SLS on August 18, 2009, at 6:02:21

> I don't know where I heard this, but I was once told that MAOIs can actually slow down the aging process. I'm not sure what was meant by that, though. Apoptosis perhaps?

Selegiline (-deprenyl; Emsam; Eldepryl) has long been recognized as being ant-apoptotic presumably through its influence on mitochondria function. However, someone told me about this anti-aging thing a long time ago referring to the older MAOIs. After doing some snooping on Medline, I was unable to find anything that would corroborate this.

MAOI-B activity accelerates with age, leading some investigators to theorize that it is this phenomenon that produces late-onset depression. Perhaps the older MAOIs prevent the excessive oxidative H2O2 (peroxide) that this enzyme would produce, thus slowing the aging process.

- Scott




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