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Dihydroxyphenylalanine

A beta-hydroxylated derivative of phenylalanine. The D-form of dihydroxyphenylalanine has less physiologic activity than the L-form and is commonly used experimentally to determine whether the pharmacological effects of LEVODOPA are stereospecific.

Year introduced: 2002(1966)

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Tree Number(s): D02.092.311.200, D02.455.426.559.389.657.166.175.200, D12.125.072.050.685.400, D12.125.072.050.875.130

MeSH Unique ID: D004295

Registry Number: 63-84-3

Entry Terms:

  • beta-Hydroxytyrosine
  • beta Hydroxytyrosine
  • 3-Hydroxy-DL-tyrosine
  • 3 Hydroxy DL tyrosine
  • 3,4-Dihydroxyphenylalanine
  • 3,4 Dihydroxyphenylalanine
  • Dopa
  • Dihydroxyphenylalanine Hydrochloride, (2:1)

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