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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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Journal||Acta dermato-venereologica. Supplementum|
|Publication status||Published - 1978|