How is dopamine produced ?

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@baymax Sir, How is dopamine produced ?

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Dopamine is mainly synthesized by neurons in the brain, specifically in the substantia nigra.

It is generally believed that dopamine is mainly synthesized through the conversion of the amino acid L-phenylalanine in the diet, after entering the bloodstream, to tyrosine. Then, tyrosine is transported to the brain, where it is converted to dopamine.

However, the specific mechanism is not yet fully understood. In addition, dopamine can also be transported to various parts of the body, including the brain, through the bloodstream.

Please note that this information is for reference only and should be consulted with a professional doctor for accurate advice.