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CAS number 5796-17-8
PubChem 92222
ChemSpider 83260
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Molecular formula C9H11NO4
Molar mass 197.19 g mol−1
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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D-DOPA (D-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine; Dextrodopa) is similar to L-DOPA (Levodopa), but with opposite chirality. Levo- and dextro- rotation reference a molecule's ability to rotate planes of polarized light in either direction. Whereas L-DOPA is moderately effective in the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD) and dopa-responsive dystonia (DRD), D-DOPA is biologically inactive.

See also[edit]

  • L-DOPA (Levodopa; Sinemet, Parcopa, Atamet, Stalevo, Madopar, Prolopa, etc.)
  • L-DOPS (Droxidopa)
  • Methyldopa (Aldomet, Apo-Methyldopa, Dopamet, Novomedopa, etc.)
  • Dopamine (Intropan, Inovan, Revivan, Rivimine, Dopastat, Dynatra, etc.)
  • Norepinephrine (Noradrenaline; Levophed, etc.)
  • Epinephrine (Adrenaline; Adrenalin, EpiPen, Twinject, etc.)