Several studies have been done on the MAO gene. The basic lesson of this section is that it only takes a small change in the normal code of the MAO gene to produce very diverse and complex behavioral effects. This section also discusses a study which showed that slightly different versions of the MAO gene have a directly correlated effect on the levels of MAO activity in the body. These studies show that the MAO gene is important not only for proper synthesis of the MAO enzyme, but also for proper regulation of MAO levels in the body. These studies indicate that genetic treatments could also be an option for people with abnormal MAO levels.
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Even if the gene is able to put together the proper sequence of amino acids to make MAO-A, there are other factors encoded in the MAO-A gene that seem to have a direct genetic influence on regulation of MAO-A activity levels, according to recent research. This evidence is supported by the fact that identical twin have extremely similar MAO activity levels. This genetic regulation of MAO-A activity levels also appears to have important behavioral implications.
Of MAO Levels
The Lack of The MAO-A Gene
Effects of Gene Mutation