In vitro-uptake of L-Dopa and catecholamines into the epidermal Langerhans cell

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The Langerhans cells are capable of taking up L-dopa and the catecholamines dopamine and noradrenaline when exposed to these substances in vitro. Within the cell L-dopa is found in the cytoplasm as well as in the nucleus, whereas the catecholamines are confined to cytoplasmic granules. The L-dopa uptake is most probably carrier-mediated and the hypothesis is brought forward that L-dopa enters the cell by exchange diffusion. At present little is known about the nature of the amine uptake mechanism.


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  • Lund University
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  • Dermatology and Venereal Diseases
  • Zoology
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-35
JournalActa dermato-venereologica. Supplementum
Publication statusPublished - 1978
Publication categoryResearch