Tyrosine

Tyrosine: Food Supplement or Therapeutic Agent?

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L-Tyrosine occupies a central position in the synthesis of several biologically active molecules, including the catecholamines, thyroxine and melanin. Its conversion to L-DOPA by tyrosine hydroxy...

L-Tyrosine

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The article offers information on L-tyrosine, a conditionally essential amino acid because under normal conditions the body synthesizes sufficient quantities from phenylalanine. It cites the find...

Cell Suspension Cultures of Portulaca grandiflora as Potent Catalysts for Biotransformation of L-Tyrosine into L-DOPA

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Cell Suspension Cultures of Portulaca grandiflora as Potent Catalysts for Biotransformation of L-Tyrosine into L-DOPA, an Anti-Parkinson's Drug

3,4-Dihydroxy L-phenylalanine (L-DOPA) is considered a potent drug for the treatment of Parkinson disease, a neurologic disorder. Enantiomerically pure L-DOPA is produced from L-tyrosine in a sin...

Oridonin induces human epidermoid carcinoma A431 cell apoptosis through tyrosine kinase and mitochondrial pathway

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Oridonin, a diterpenoid isolated from the plant Rabdosia rubescens, induces human epidermoid carcinoma A431 cell death through apoptosis and tyrosine kinase pathway. To examine the pathway of ori...

Alterations in Tyrosine Protein Phosphorylation Induced by Matrine in Leukemia Cells

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Matrine is an alkaloid obtained primarily from roots of Sophora flavescens Ait. (Leguminosae), an herb used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat a range of disease. So far, the underlying mol...

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