Dopa and Dopamine in Glusulase: Possible Artifact in Studies on Catecholamine Metabolism

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Science  05 Oct 1973:
Vol. 182, Issue 4107, pp. 60-61
DOI: 10.1126/science.182.4107.60


Relatively high concentrations of dopa and dopamnine were found in Glusulase, an enzyme preparation widely used in studies on catecholamine metabolism. This contamination may be a source of error in some studies, particularly in those measuring the endogenous concentrations of these catechols and their metabolic products.