MAOA

AcronymDefinition
MAOAMonoamine Oxidase A
MAOAMid-America Orthopaedic Association
MAOAMinority Apartment Owners Association (Los Angeles, CA)
MAOAMeteorological Aspects of Ocean Affairs
MAOAMSE Acceptance Operation Agreement
MAOAMichigan Association for Openness in Adoption
MAOAMid-Atlantic Opel Association
MAOAMulti-AOR Operating Area (Ballistic Missile Defense System)
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No substantial signal was observed for either MAOA or CDH13 among non-violent offenders, indicating that findings were specific for violent offending," said the study, published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.
118) The MAO A gene controls the MAOA enzyme activity that "breaks down many of the brain's key neurotransmitters" such as serotonin and dopamine.
The MAOA gene is located on the X chromosome and is involved in the metabolism of biogenic amines, including dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin (Shirh, Chen & Ridd, 1999).
MAOA methylation is associated with nicotine and alcohol dependence in women.
SERT, MAOA, FOXP2) as potential causes of autism (Wassink, Brzustowicz, Bartlett, & Szatmari, 2004).
Specifically, Caspi and Moffitt found that maltreatment could induce antisocial personality disorder in children with a variant MAOA gene, which codes an enzyme that metabolizes neurotransmitters in the brain.
Maltreated children with the low activity MAOA gene were more likely to develop antisocial behavior than maltreated children with the high activity MAOA gene.
MAOA is an enzyme that inactivates serotonin, a neurotransmitter thought to exert largely inhibitory effects.
One of the gene variants fields weak MAOA activity in the brain, resulting in elevated concentrations of serotonin.
The bad news is that the MAOA study was the subject of a piece in Popular Mechanics titled "Criminal Genes.
Monkeys and rats with low or nonexistent MAOA levels have demonstrated a greater tendency toward aggressive behavior than their counterparts with normal functioning levels.