Leucodopachrome, L-Dopaquinone transform to Dopachrome, L-Dopa

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R-HSA-5672019
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Homo sapiens
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A redox exchange between leucodopachrome (cyclodopa) and dopaquinone gives rise to dopachrome, an orange-red intermediate (Raper 1927, Mason et al. 1948) and dopa. This reaction is considered the source of dopa formed during melanogenesis (Ito & Wakamatsu 2008).

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PubMed ID Title Journal Year
18920770 The chemistry of melanin. III. Mechanism of the oxidation of dihydroxyphenylalanine by tyrosinase

Mason, HS

J. Biol. Chem. 1948
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