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D-DOPA

d-DOPA
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Names
IUPAC name
(R)-2-Amino-3-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)propanoic acid
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.024.858
Properties
C9H11NO4
Molar mass 197.19 g/mol
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

d-DOPA (d-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine; dextrodopa) is similar to l-DOPA (levodopa), but with opposite chirality. Levo- and dextro- rotation refer to a molecule's ability to rotate planes of polarized light in either direction. Whereas l-DOPA is moderately effective in the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD) and Dopamine-responsive dystonia (DRD) by stimulating the production of dopamine in the brain, d-DOPA is biologically inactive.

See also

  • l-DOPA (Levodopa; Sinemet, Parcopa, Atamet, Stalevo, Madopar, Prolopa, etc.)
  • l-DOPS (Droxidopa)
  • Methyldopa (Aldomet, Apo-Methyldopa, Dopamet, Novomedopa, etc.)
  • Dopamine (Intropan, Inovan, Revivan, Rivimine, Dopastat, Dynatra, etc.)
  • Norepinephrine (Noradrenaline; Levophed, etc.)
  • Epinephrine (Adrenaline; Adrenalin, EpiPen, Twinject, etc.)

References