L-DOPA

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L-DOPA | CAS No. 59-92-7 | Non-selective Dopamine Receptor Products
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Description: Dopamine precursor
Alternative Names: Levodopa

Chemical Name: L-3,4-Dihydroxyphenylalanine

Purity: ≥99%

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Biological Activity

Immediate precursor of dopamine, produced by tyrosine hydroxylase. Displays antiParkinsonian activity.

Technical Data

M.Wt:
197.19
Formula:
C9H11NO4
Solubility:
Soluble to 5 mM in water and to 50 mM in 1eq. HCl
Purity:
≥99%
Storage:
Store at -20°C
CAS No:
59-92-7

The technical data provided above is for guidance only. For batch specific data refer to the Certificate of Analysis.
Tocris products are intended for laboratory research use only, unless stated otherwise.

Background References

  1. Levodopa-induced dyskinesia and striatal signaling pathways.
    Pisani and Shen
    Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA, 2009;106:2973

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⚠ WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Levodopa, which is known to the State of California to cause reproductive toxicity with developmental effects. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

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Very stable compound
By Luiz Alexandre Magno on 10/26/2018
Species: Mouse

I have used L-DOPA to increase dopamine in mouse brain. There was an increase in dopamine levels in the striatum of animals treated with 4 injections of L-DOPA.


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