"Levodopa" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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The naturally occurring form of DIHYDROXYPHENYLALANINE and the immediate precursor of DOPAMINE. Unlike dopamine itself, it can be taken orally and crosses the blood-brain barrier. It is rapidly taken up by dopaminergic neurons and converted to DOPAMINE. It is used for the treatment of PARKINSONIAN DISORDERS and is usually given with agents that inhibit its conversion to dopamine outside of the central nervous system.
- L Dopa
- 3 Hydroxy L tyrosine
- L 3,4 Dihydroxyphenylalanine
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Levodopa" by people in Profiles.
A de novo loss-of-function DYNC1H1 mutation in a patient with parkinsonian features and a favourable response to levodopa. Clin Genet. 2018 05; 93(5):1107-1108.
Dopamine D3 Receptor Modulates l-DOPA-Induced Dyskinesia by Targeting D1 Receptor-Mediated Striatal Signaling. Cereb Cortex. 2017 01 01; 27(1):435-446.
The clinical spectrum and natural history of pure akinesia with gait freezing. J Neurol. 2016 Dec; 263(12):2419-2423.
Anhedonia Is Associated with Poorer Outcomes in Contingency Management for Cocaine Use Disorder. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2017 01; 72:32-39.
Possible serotonin syndrome with carbidopa-levodopa and linezolid. J Clin Pharm Ther. 2016 Feb; 41(1):101-3.
Respiratory dyskinesia in a patient with Parkinson disease successfully treated with STN DBS. Neurology. 2015 Aug 04; 85(5):479-80.
Enhanced histamine H2 excitation of striatal cholinergic interneurons in L-DOPA-induced dyskinesia. Neurobiol Dis. 2015 Apr; 76:67-76.
Multilevel impact of the dopamine system on the emotion-potentiated startle reflex. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2015 Jun; 232(11):1983-93.
Striatal cholinergic cell ablation attenuates L-DOPA induced dyskinesia in Parkinsonian mice. J Neurosci. 2014 Feb 19; 34(8):3090-4.
Deep brain stimulation for movement disorders: what counts in the end is the end result. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2014 May; 85(5):474.