dihydroxyphenylalanine


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di·hy·drox·y·phen·yl·al·a·nine

 (dī′hī-drŏk′sē-fĕn′əl-ăl′ə-nēn′, -fē′nəl-)
n.
Dopa.
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Noun1.dihydroxyphenylalanine - amino acid that is formed in the liver and converted into dopamine in the brain
amino acid, aminoalkanoic acid - organic compounds containing an amino group and a carboxylic acid group; "proteins are composed of various proportions of about 20 common amino acids"
Bendopa, Brocadopa, Larodopa, L-dopa, levodopa - the levorotatory form of dopa (trade names Bendopa and Brocadopa and Larodopa); as a drug it is used to treat Parkinson's disease
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1995), which oxidates tyrosine to dihydroxyphenylalanine (DOPA) (Lerner and Fitzpatrick, 1950) and determines which type of melanin (eumelanin or phaeomelanin) could be synthesized (Ito et al.
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Moreover, amino acid tyrosine is converted into dihydroxyphenylalanine (DOPA) by the tyrosine hydroxylase enzyme using oxygen, iron, and tetrahydrobiopterin (THB) that act as cofactors.