Tyrosine amino acid bead. Make a necklace with these beads. Tyrosine is represented by the letter "Y". Use this amino acid bead to spell your name or the name of your friend!
In dopaminergic cells in the brain, tyrosine is converted to levodopa by the enzyme tyrosine hydroxylase (TH). TH is the rate-limiting enzyme involved in the synthesis of the neurotransmitter dopamine. In addition, in the adrenal medulla, tyrosine is converted into the catecholamine hormones norepinephrine (noradrenaline), and epinephrine(adrenaline). The thyroid hormones triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) in the colloid of the thyroid also are derived from tyrosine.