Effects of entacapone and tolcapone on mitochondrial membrane potential.


Catechol-O-methyl transferase (COMT) inhibitors, entacapone and tolcapone, are used as an adjunctive treatment to L-dopa in Parkinson's disease. Based on their catechol structure, both inhibitors are potential uncoupling agents, but only tolcapone shows this effect in vitro at clinically relevant concentrations. This study was designed to evaluate the… (More)


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