Tissue activity and cellular localization of human semicarbazide-sensitive amine oxidase.
Journal - The journal of histochemistry and cytochemistry : official journal of the Histochemistry Society (United States )
Semicarbazide-sensitive amine oxidase (SSAO), widely distributed in highly vascularized mammalian tissues, metabolizes endogenous and xenobiotic aromatic and aliphatic monoamines. To assess whether its physiological role in humans is restricted to oxidation, we used an immunohistochemical approach to examine the cellular localization of SSAO in human peripheral tissues (adrenal gland, duodenum, heart, kidney, lung, liver, pancreas, spleen, thyroid gland, and blood vessels) and also analyzed its subcellular localization. The results are in agreement with the specific activities also determined in the same samples and are discussed with reference to the tissue distribution of monoamine oxidase A and B. Together with the oxidative deamination of monoamines, SSAO cellular localization indicates that, in most human peripheral tissues, it might participate in the regulation of physiological processes via H(2)O(2) generation. (J Histochem Cytochem 49:209-217, 2001)
|ISSN : ||0022-1554|
|Mesh Heading : ||Amine Oxidase (Copper-Containing) Cell Line Enzyme Inhibitors Humans Immunoblotting Immunohistochemistry Organ Specificity Semicarbazides antagonists & inhibitors|
|Mesh Heading Relevant : ||metabolism pharmacology pharmacology|