DOPA Decarboxylase (aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase, AADC; DDC) catalyzes the second reaction in the biosynthesis of catecholamines and serotonin (Waymire and Haycock, 2002; Berry et al., 1996; Haycock et al., 2003). It is also involved in the biosynthesis of trace amines. DDC antibodies can therefore be used as markers for dopaminergic, noradrenergic and serotonergic neurons in a variety of applications including depression, schizophrenia, Parkinson's disease and drug abuse (Kish et al., 2001; Zhu et al., 2000; Zhu et al., 1999).
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Protein Aliases: AADC; aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase; Aromatic-L-amino-acid decarboxylase; DDC; DOPA decarboxylase; dopa decarboxylase (aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase); HGNC:2719
Gene Aliases: AADC; DDC
Molecular Function: decarboxylase