Articles under L-dopa


  • L-Dopa: It's more than an anti-Parkinson drug

    L-Dopa: It's more than an anti-Parkinson drug L-dopa, also known as Levodopa and L-3, 4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (1), is best known to the world as a treatment for Parkinson’s disease (PD), a neurological disorder. Indeed, as Hauser and Zesiewicz remark: “L-dopa and peripheral decarboxylase inhibitor (PDI) (Sinemet) therapy remains the gold standard for symptomatic treatment for PD. It provides the greatest anti-Parkinsonian benefit with the fewest side effects” (2). Yet e...