dopa

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Synonyms for dopa

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

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Aloe vera (Liliaceae) Gel Inhibit stimulated granulocyte MMPs Inhibit tyrosine hydroxylase and 3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine oxidase 3.
Simultaneous liquid-chromatographic determination of 3,4-dihydroxyphenylglycol, catecholamines, and 3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine in plasma, and their responses to inhibition of monoamine oxidase.
The biochemistry of catecholamines--epinephrine, norepinephrine, 6-hydroxydopamine, 6-aminodopamine, 3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (dopa), and dialuric acid--is well established.
These proteins contain the unusual amino acid 3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (DOPA) which is believed to be the site of cross-linking.
On the other hand, tyrosine is degraded by UV light in the presence of air to 3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (DOPA), ammonia, and a yellow-brown pigment.
evoked release of 3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine from the striatum in conscious rats studied by microdialysis.
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