DOPA

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DOPADihydroxyphenylalanine
DOPADeleting Online Predators Act of 2006
DOPADepartment of Public Administration
DOPADesignated Official Planning Agency
DOPADairy Outreach Program Area (Texas)
DOPADepartment of Personnel Administration
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It is thought to be produced when tyrosine, an amino acid in the skin, is oxidized by the enzyme tyrosinase to form 3,4 dihydroxyphenylalanine (DOPA), which is further oxidized by UV light and the catalyst tyrosinase to form an indole derivative which polymerizes to melanin.
The modified amino acid, called dihydroxyphenylalanine (DOPA), has two functions.
Levodopa had been discontinued at least 3 days beforehand, and baseline plasma dihydroxyphenylalanine (DOPA) concentrations were within normal limits.