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Synonyms for dihydroxyphenylalanine

amino acid that is formed in the liver and converted into dopamine in the brain

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Alternatively, AADC in the carcinoid tumor may convert dihydroxyphenylalanine into dopamine, thus providing substrate for enhanced catecholamine synthesis outside the tumor.
Examples include several separation methods in which boronate columns have been combined with HPLC columns for the clinical analysis of catechol-related compounds such as epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine (118-120), dihydroxyphenylalanine (121), dihydroxyphenylacetic acid (121,122), 5-S-cysteinyldopa (123), and vanillylmandelic acid (124).
Determination of dihydroxyphenylalanine and dihydroxyphenylacetic acid in biological samples by coupled-column liquid chromatography with dual coulometric-amperometric detection.