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- n. Dopa.
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- n. Either of two enantiomers of a derivative of the amino acid tyrosine
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- n. amino acid that is formed in the liver and converted into dopamine in the brain
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The key to the sealant is a family of unique mussel adhesive proteins containing a high concentration of dihydroxyphenylalanine, an amino acid.
Chemical analysis of this natural, waterproof glue showed that the key to its adhesiveness is a family of unique proteins called mussel adhesive proteins, which contain a high concentration of DOPA (dihydroxyphenylalanine).
The key to the sealant is a family of unique mussel adhesive proteins containing a high concentration of dihydroxyphenylalanine, an amino acid. see all Science News stories
The shellfish can do this thanks to the amino acid dihydroxyphenylalanine, also known as dopa.
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