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A novel pathway for microbial metabolism of levodopa

Particular bacteria from the gut microbiota metabolize levodopa (l-dopa), reducing bioavailability of the drug for treating Parkinson’s disease.

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Fig. 1: Redkal et al. identify a novel pathway for microbial metabolism of l-dopa.

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Jameson, K.G., Hsiao, E.Y. A novel pathway for microbial metabolism of levodopa. Nat Med 25, 1195–1197 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-019-0544-x

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