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Gut Bacteria May Be Responsible for Adverse Effect of Parkinson's Drug

News   Oct 20, 2020 | Original story from University of Groningen

 
Gut Bacteria May Be Responsible for Adverse Effect of Parkinson's Drug

Levodopa (top right) is converted by gut bacteria to DHPPA (middle right), which has an inhibitory effect on the acetylcholine-induced gut motility (depicted on the bottom right). These findings are of importance to Parkinson's patients, who often experience gastrointestinal problems such as constipation, and show the potential side effects of unabsorbed medication such as levodopa. Credit: University of Groningen

 
 
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