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    CAS No. 59-92-7 Price $30 / 20mg
    Catalog No.CFN99800Purity>=98%
    Molecular Weight197.20Type of CompoundPhenylpropanoids
    FormulaC9H11NO4Physical DescriptionWhite powder
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    Targets: Dopamine D3
    In vitro:
    Malays J Med Sci. 2014 Dec;21(Spec Issue):6-11.
    Evaluation of the Cytotoxicity of Levodopa and its Complex with Hydroxypropyl-ß-Cyclodextrin (HP-ß-CD) to an Astrocyte Cell Line.[Pubmed: 25941458]

    A simple, reliable a 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-5-(3-carboxymethoxy-phenyl)-2-(4-sulfophenyl)-2H-tetrazolium, (MTS) assay was conducted to evaluate the potential cytotoxic effects of Levodopa, a "gold standard therapy" for Parkinsonism, and its complex with Hydroxypropyl-β-Cyclodextrin (HP-β-CD) on an astrocyte cell line. The cells were incubated in a range of concentrations from 4.69 to 300 μg/mL Levodopa, HP-β-CD or the complex for up to 72 hours. At every 24-hour interval, the optical density (OD), which reflects the number of viable cells, was recorded. In general, linear dose-dependent cytotoxicity profiles were observed for the cells subjected to Levodopa or the complex, whereas a slightly triphasic response was observed for the cells exposed to HP-β-CD. A significant difference (P < 0.05) in cytotoxicity was detected between the HP-β-CD-treated group and the Levodopa-treated group.
    In particular, we observed that the cells treated with the complex, even at the highest concentrations (> 200 μg/mL), exhibited improved tolerability in a time-dependent manner, which may indicate the potential ability of HP-β-CD to mask the toxic effects of Levodopa via complexation.
    In vivo:
    Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2015 Feb 17;95(7):493-5.
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    To explore the effects of Levodopa on heart rate variability (HRV) in Parkinson's disease (PD).
    A total of 48 PD patients (M:F = 35: 13, mean age: 59 ± 6 years, duration of illness: 4.7 ± 1.8 years, Hoehn & Yahr stage: 2.2 ± 0.3) on a stable dose of Levodopa were recruited from January 2012 to May 2014.For confirming autonomic dysfunction, the baseline patient data (12 hours off-medication) were compared with a control group consisting of 48 age and gender-matched healthy subjects (M: F = 35: 13, mean age 58 ± 6 years). Resting lead II electrocardiogram (ECG) was recorded at baseline and continuously after two tablets of 100/10 mg Levodopa/carbidopa.However, 5-min segments were selected from every quarter, i.e., Q1 (0-15 min), Q2 (15-30 min), Q3 (30-45 min) and Q4 (45-60 min). Artifact-free 5-min segments of ECG were analyzed offline to acquire the parameters of heart rate variability in time and frequency domains. At baseline, PD patients had a significantly reduced standard deviation of normal-to-normal intervals (SDRR) [(24 ± 4) vs (26 ± 4) ms, P < 0.01)] and total power (TP) [(569 ± 180) vs (652 ± 205) ms2, P < 0.05] when compared to controls. Comparing of HRV in PD patients at baseline and during first hour after drug administration, we observed significant increase in SDRR [(29 ± 12) vs (24 ± 8) ms, P < 0.05)], TP [(708 ± 253) vs (569 ± 180) ms2, P < 0.01], low frequency power (LF) [(203 ± 98) vs (168 ± 60) ms2, P < 0.05) ] and high frequency power (HF) [158 ± 86) vs (114 ± 90) ms2, P < 0.05] in Q3.
    The results suggest an improvement in the overall variability of heart rate resulting from an enhanced vagal tone.
    Levodopa Description
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    Calculate Dilution Ratios(Only for Reference)
    1 mg 5 mg 10 mg 20 mg 25 mg
    1 mM 5.071 mL 25.355 mL 50.7099 mL 101.4199 mL 126.7748 mL
    5 mM 1.0142 mL 5.071 mL 10.142 mL 20.284 mL 25.355 mL
    10 mM 0.5071 mL 2.5355 mL 5.071 mL 10.142 mL 12.6775 mL
    50 mM 0.1014 mL 0.5071 mL 1.0142 mL 2.0284 mL 2.5355 mL
    100 mM 0.0507 mL 0.2535 mL 0.5071 mL 1.0142 mL 1.2677 mL
    * Note: If you are in the process of experiment, it's need to make the dilution ratios of the samples. The dilution data of the sheet for your reference. Normally, it's can get a better solubility within lower of Concentrations.
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    Coadministration of hydroxysafflor yellow A with levodopa attenuates the dyskinesia.[Pubmed: 25914172]
    Levodopa (L-DOPA) is used as the most effective drug available for the symptomatic treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD). However, long-term treatment of Levodopa frequently causes complications, including abnormal involuntary movements such as dyskinesia and response fluctuations in PD patients.
    In the present work, we investigated whether hydroxysafflor yellow A (HSYA) ameliorates Levodopa-induced dyskinesia and motor fluctuations in the 6-hydroxydopamine-lesioned rat model of PD. Valid PD rats were treated daily with vehicle, HSYA alone, Levodopa, or a combination of HSYA plus Levodopa for 21days, respectively.Levodopa(8mg/kg) and benserazide (15mg/kg) were treated intraperitoneally. HSYA was administrated intraperitoneally at a dose of 10mg/kg. The abnormal involuntary movements and rotational behavior were evaluated. The expression of the dopamine D3 receptor in the striatum was also assayed. The results demonstrated that daily administration of Levodopa to PD rats for 21days induced a steady expression of dyskinesia. Coadministration of HSYA with Levodopa significantly ameliorated Levodopa-induced dyskinesia. The combination treatment also prevented the shortening of the motor response duration that defines wearing off motor fluctuations. HSYA also inhibited the increase of expression of the dopamine D3 receptor in the striatum.
    These findings demonstrated that HSYA provided anti-dyskinetic relief against Levodopa in a preclinical model of PD via regulating the expression of the dopamine D3 receptor. The combination of Levodopa and HSYA also reduced the likelihood of wearing off development, and may thus support the utility of such compounds for the improved treatment of PD.