By Prof. Dr. med. H. Braak, E. Braak, D. Yilmazer (auth.), Prof. Dr. W. Kuhn, Dr. P. Kraus, Prof. Dr. H. Przuntek (eds.)
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1992) and therefore is unlikely to underlie the apparent slowing of the progression of PD. , 1990), which seems to argue against inhibition of dopamine reuptake or increased dopamine release due to decreased dopamine catabolism as the basis for neurodegenerative slowing. , 1994). Prolonged treatment with irreversible MAO-B inhibitors, like deprenyl, induces MAO-A inhibition, even at doses insufficient to acutely inhibit MAO-A (Waldmeier and Feiner, 1978). Hence MAO-A rather than MAO-B inhibition could cause increased dopamine levels with prolonged (- )-deprenyl treatment and might explain the apparent slowing found in clinical trials.
6-Hydroxydopamine toxicity The 6-hydroxydopamine induced nigro-striatal degeneration can also be prevented by pre-treatment with (- )-deprenyl (Knoll, 1987). The mechanism underlying the neural degeneration depends on the formation of 6hydroxy quinone from 6-hydroxydopamine, which step is followed by an uptake into the dopaminergic nerve endings. 6-hydroxyquinone initiates neural degeneration due to the generation of free radicals. It was suggested that the protective effect of ( - )-deprenyl can be due to the combination of at least three factors: inhibition of MAO-B activity, potentiation of the free radical scavenging systems, and inhibition of DA re-uptake process (Knoll, 1987).
Magyar et al. , 1988). Similar results were published by Knoll and Magyar (1972) in mouse cerebral cortical slices. Nevertheless, the uptake inhibition by the metabolites of ( - )-deprenyl (methylamphetamine and amphetamine) cannot be ruled out as a contribution to the protective effect (see later). Thus of the three suggested mechanisms of the protection against 6hydroxydopamin toxicity, the inhibition of re-uptake appears to be the most important process. , 1990). Since both (- )-deprenyl and MDL 72974/A produce a comparable degree of MAO-B inhibition it seems doubtful that MAO-B activity play any significant role in the neurotoxicity of the substance.
Deprenyl — Past and Future: Journal of Neural Transmission Supplement 48 by Prof. Dr. med. H. Braak, E. Braak, D. Yilmazer (auth.), Prof. Dr. W. Kuhn, Dr. P. Kraus, Prof. Dr. H. Przuntek (eds.)