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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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2, TH) catalyzes the hydroxylation of tyrosine to 3,4 dihydroxyphenylalanine (L DOPA) with the oxidation of tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4), and is the rate limiting reaction in the synthesis of dopamine, a precursor molecule for epinephrine and norepinephrine (Nagatsu et al.
2012), whose roles are probably involved with the formation of chitin-binding dihydroxyphenylalanine residues and carbonate mineral formation, respectively.
It is due to deficiency of enzyme tyrosinase which is responsible for the hydroxylation of L-tyrosine to 3, 4, dihydroxyphenylalanine (DOPA) and its subsequent oxidation to dopaquinone.
Derivation of urinary dopamine from plasma dihydroxyphenylalanine in humans.
Ozawa K, et at Translational incorporation of l-3,4- dihydroxyphenylalanine into proteins.