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Synonyms: 3,4-dihydroxy-L-phenylalanine | Inbrija® (levodopa inhalation powder) | L-DOPA | Sinemet®
levodopa is an approved drug (FDA (1993), EMA (2003))
Compound class: Metabolite or derivative
Comment: L-DOPA is the precursor to the neurotransmitters dopamine collectively known as catecholamines. Used in the treatment of Parkisons disease. Note a deuterated derivative D3 L-DOPA with enhanced properties is under development.
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|Compound class||Metabolite or derivative|
|Approved drug?||Yes (FDA (1993), EMA (2003))|
|WHO Essential Medicine||WHO Essential Medicines List (EML) (22nd List, 2021). Access PDF version.
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|International Nonproprietary Names|
|3,4-dihydroxy-L-phenylalanine | Inbrija® (levodopa inhalation powder) | L-DOPA | Sinemet®|
|CAS Registry No.||59-92-7 (source: Scifinder)|
|GtoPdb PubChem SID||178100545|
|RCSB PDB Ligand||DAH|
|Search Google for chemical match using the InChIKey||WTDRDQBEARUVNC-LURJTMIESA-N|
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|Search PubMed clinical trials||levodopa|
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L-DOPA (links to external site)
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