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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Family-based association studies support a sexually dimorphic effect of COMT and MAOA on genetic susceptibility to obsessive-compulsive disorder.
com/news/science-environment-29760212 (describing research published in Molecular Psychiatry that stated 5-10% of all violent crime in Finland could be attributed to individuals with the MAOA gene variant; Hogenboom's subtitles for the article include "Warrior Gene" and "Crime Gene," describing the link between MAOA variations and aggressive behavior, which inaccurately summarizes the content of her article, as well as the science behind it).
In humans, two MAO isozymes, MAOA and MAOB, are encoded by genes located on the short arm of X chromosome.
A study of nearly 800 Finns jailed for both violent and non-violent crimes, and compared to the general population, found variants of two genes, called MAOA and CDH13, to be "associated with extremely violent behaviour".
Association analysis of MAOA and COMT with neuroticism assessed by peers.
Nicknamed the "warrior gene," a variant of the MAOA gene has been associated with increased risk of violent and anti-social behavior.
Nicknamed the "warrior gene", a variant of the MAOA gene has been associated with increased risk of violent and anti-social behavior.
1) genes involved in the synthesis of 5-HT through the tryptophan hydroxylase gene (TPH), whose third end, L allele (779 C), is associated with highly lethal suicide attempts; 2) genes involved in the transport of 5-HT through the platelet serotonin transport gene (SERT) that modulates the reuptake of this neurotransmitter in the presynaptic neurons; 3) genes like MAOA, involved in 5-HT catabolism, liable to engender personality traits such as impulsivity and aggressiveness.
MAOA has been found to be more specific for binding to serotonin and norepinephrine and MA0B to be more specific for phenylethylamine.