Antidepressants may slow prostate cancer growth

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Research has shown that MAO-A levels are very high in individuals with prostate cancer, and the oxygen-rich, free-radical environment produced by MAO-A is conducive for prostate cancer cell growth. Some antidepressants act as MAO-A inhibitors, as the enzyme has also been linked to depression. Treatment with antidepressants can therefore serve to slow prostate cancer growth by suppressing this enzyme.

Antidepressants may slow prostate cancer growth
Antidepressants may slow prostate cancer growth
There's new evidence that certain drugs used to treat depression might also help stop the growth of prostate cancer. The antidepressants in question are MAO-A inhibitors. Shih, a professor at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy and co-corresponding author of the research published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
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