(Science: enzyme) One of the aromatic-l-amino-acid decarboxylases, this enzyme is responsible for the conversion of dopa to dopamine. It is of clinical importance in the treatment of parkinsons disease.
registry number: EC 4.1.1.-
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... aminoacid: tyrosine/tryptophan. The first step is the synthesis of DOPA, dihydroxyphenylalanine by tyosine hydroxylase. Then DOPA is decarboxylized by DOPA decarboxylase to yield dopamine. Serotonin is made from tryptophan in the following way: ...
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