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Molecular and cellular endocrinology

Towards defining receptors for L-tyrosine and L-dopa.


PMID 8206317

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.