• Dopamine β-hydroxylase (DBH), the enzyme that converts dopamine to norepinephrine, was measured in the CSF of 32 subjects. Those individuals with a low level of DBH in the CSF had significantly elevated profiles on the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, suggesting a relationship between the central noradrenergic system and some aspects of personality in man.
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