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SML0091 Sigma-Aldrich

L-Dopa ethyl ester

≥98% (HPLC)

Synonym: 3,4-Dihydroxy-L-phenylalanine ethyl ester, 3-Hydroxy-L-tyrosine ethyl ester, Etilevodopa, L-Dopa ethyl ester, L-Dopa-Et, Levodopa ethyl ester, O-Ethyl-DOPA, TV-1203

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Properties

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Quality Level   100
assay   ≥98% (HPLC)
form   powder
optical activity   [α]/D +15 to +19°, c = 1 in methanol ([α]/D)
color   white to tan
solubility   H2O: ≥12 mg/mL at warmed to 60 °C
storage temp.   2-8°C
SMILES string   CCOC(=O)[C@@H](N)Cc1ccc(O)c(O)c1
InChI   1S/C11H15NO4/c1-2-16-11(15)8(12)5-7-3-4-9(13)10(14)6-7/h3-4,6,8,13-14H,2,5,12H2,1H3/t8-/m0/s1
InChI key   NULMGOSOSZBEQL-QMMMGPOBSA-N
Gene Information   human ... DRD3(1814)

Description

Application

L-Dopa ethyl ester has been used to study the protective effects of piperlongumine (PLG) on rotenone-induced Parkinson disease (PD).

Packaging

5, 25 mg in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

L-Dopa ethyl ester (L-Dopa) is a dopamine replacement drug. It is used as a potent therapeutic for Parkinson disease (PD). L-Dopa has some long-term side effects, such as the deterioration of motor function.

L-Dopa ethyl ester is a prodrug of levodopa that has greater gastric solubility. The drug is rapidly hydrolyzed to levodopa by nonspecific esterases in the gastrointestinal tract. L-Dopa ethyl ester (etilevodopa)-carbidopa treatment was well tolerated but did not demonstrate better efficacy compared with standard levodopa-carbidopa treatment. L-Dopa ethyl ester should have a significant brain penetration following an administration by injection.

Features and Benefits

This compound is also offered as part of Sigma′s Library of Pharmacologically Active Compounds (LOPAC®1280), a biologically annotated collection of high-quality, ready-to-screen compounds. Click here to learn more.

This compound is featured on the Dopamine and Norepinephrine Metabolism page of the Handbook of Receptor Classification and Signal Transduction. To browse other handbook pages, click here.

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
GHS07  GHS07
Signal word 
Warning
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
WGK 3
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable

Documents

Certificate of Analysis (COA)

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Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
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