Towards defining receptors for l-tyrosine and l-DOPA

Andrzej Slominski, Ralf Paus

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Abstract

We postulate that in mammalian systems neurotransmitter and hormone-like functions of l-tyrosine (LT) and l-DOPA (LD) are mediated via specific membrane-bound and/or nuclear receptors. The structure and function of these receptors may represent an evolutionary continuum of regulatory proteins binding LT or LD in unicellular and lower multicellular organisms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)C7-C11
JournalMolecular and Cellular Endocrinology
Volume99
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1994
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Melanocyte
  • Receptor
  • Receptor evolution
  • l-DOPA
  • l-Tyrosine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Endocrinology

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