aromatic d-amino acid decarboxylase

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ar·o·mat·ic d-a·mino ac·id de·car·box·yl·ase

(ar'ō-mat'ik dē a-mē'nō as'id dē'kar-boks'i-lās),
An enzyme that catalyzes the decarboxylation of l-dopa to dopamine, of l-tryptophan to tryptamine, and of l-hydroxytryptophan to serotonin; important in the biosynthetic pathway of catecholamines and melanin.

ar·o·mat·ic d-a·mi·no ac·id de·car·box·y·lase

(ār'ō-mat'ik ă-mē'nō as'id dē'kahr-bok'sil-ās)
An enzyme that catalyzes the decarboxylation of l-dopa to dopamine, of l-tryptophan to tryptamine, and of l-hydroxytryptophan to serotonin; important in the biosynthetic pathway of catecholamines and melanin.
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In PD patients, SPECT and PET studies have shown a progressive loss of DAT and VMAT2 and reduced dopa decarboxylase activity using [[.
Dopa is converted to noradrenaline by two enzymes, first to dopamine by dopa decarboxylase, then to noradrenaline by dopamine-beta-hydroxylase.
It has been previously shown that [beta]-cells take up L-DOPA (59) and that DOPA decarboxylase is active in pancreatic islet cells (60).