Amine precursor therapy: Manipulation of brain amine activity with precursor amino acid


MD. Bukkyo University, 96 Kita-hananobo-cho, Murasakino. Kita-ku, Kyoto 603, Japan.


Abstract  Amine precursor therapies for the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders and their neurochemical background are reviewed historically. Furthermore, peculiar or artificial amino acids, which are metabolized into the brain amines or their derivatives and promised their clinical application of treatment for morbid conditions, are also introduced.