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The chemistry of melanin; oxidation of dihydroxyphenylalanine by tyrosinase.

@article{Mason1949TheCO,
  title={The chemistry of melanin; oxidation of dihydroxyphenylalanine by tyrosinase.},
  author={H. Mason and C. I. Wright},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={1949},
  volume={180 1},
  pages={
          235-47
        }
}
  • H. Mason, C. I. Wright
  • Published 1949
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • The Journal of biological chemistry
  • The sequence of reactions which occurs when 3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine is oxidized in the presence of tyrosinase is now considered to be as in the accompanying diagram (1, 2). This process has been reported to require from 3.2 to 4.12 atoms of oxygen per molecule of dihydroxyphenylalanine (3-5). Detection of the carbon dioxide which should be evolved during this reaction sequence has not, to our knowledge, been reported. In the present study the oxygen consumed under varying conditions of pH… CONTINUE READING
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