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The amino acid dihydroxyphenylalanine
(DOPA) is critical to this amazing adhesive effect.
The side chains, called dihydroxyphenylalanine
(DOPA), have an affinity for iron.
Tyrosine is first oxidized by tyrosinase to dihydroxyphenylalanine
(1-dopa), then to dopaquinone.
Tyrosine is converted first to dopa (dihydroxyphenylalanine
) by tyrosine hydroxylase.
Tyrosine hydroxylase (EC 184.108.40.206, TH) catalyzes the hydroxylation of tyrosine to 3,4 dihydroxyphenylalanine
(L DOPA) with the oxidation of tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4), and is the rate limiting reaction in the synthesis of dopamine, a precursor molecule for epinephrine and norepinephrine (Nagatsu et al.
The decreasing in Th expression could facilitate the conversion of L-lysine to dihydroxyphenylalanine