L-Dopaquinone

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L-Dopaquinone
L-Dopachinon.svg
Names
IUPAC name
(2S)-2-Amino-3-(3,4-dioxocyclohexa-1,5-dien-1-yl)propanoic acid
Other names
o-Dopaquinone
Identifiers
4430-97-1
ChEBI CHEBI:16852
ChemSpider 388447
Jmol 3D model Interactive image
PubChem 439316
Properties
C9H9NO4
Molar mass 195.17 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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L-Dopaquinone also known as o-dopaquinone is a metabolite of L-DOPA and a precursor of melanin.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ito S, Wakamatsu K (2008). "Chemistry of mixed melanogenesis – pivotal roles of dopaquinone". Photochem. Photobiol. 84 (3): 582–92. doi:10.1111/j.1751-1097.2007.00238.x. PMID 18435614. 
  2. ^ Hearing VJ (2011). "Determination of melanin synthetic pathways". J. Invest. Dermatol. 131 (E1): E8–E11. doi:10.1038/skinbio.2011.4. PMID 22094404. 

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