post translational modification: DOPA?

Eric E. Snyder eesnyder at boulder.Colorado.EDU
Thu May 2 10:08:30 EST 1991

I heard an interesting talk last night... just in passing,
the speaker mentioned an invertebrate protein containing
17% dihydroxyphenylalanine (aka DOPA)!  I couldn't believe

Have I been living under a rock for the last 25 yrs?

How common is this protein modification?

Is it post-translational?

Does it occur in vertebrates?

Eric E. Snyder                            
Department of MCD Biology              ...making feet for childrens' shoes.
University of Colorado, Boulder   
Boulder, Colorado 80309-0347

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