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The Chemical Entities of Biological Interest (ChEBI) ontology is downloaded weekly from EMBL-EBI at The data is made available under the Creative Commons License (CC BY 3.0, For more information see: Degtyarenko et al. (2008) ChEBI: a database and ontology for chemical entities of biological interest. Nucleic Acids Res. 36, D344–D350.

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Accession:CHEBI:64187 term browser browse the term
Definition:A carbohydrazide that results from the formal condensation of the carboxy group of DL-serine with the primary amino group of 4-(hydrazinylmethyl)benzene-1,2,3-triol. An aromatic-L-amino-acid decarboxylase inhibitor (DOPA decarboxylase inhibitor) that does not enter the central nervous system, it is used as its hydrochloride salt as an adjunct to levodopa in the treatment of parkinsonism. By preventing the conversion of levodopa to dopamine in the periphery, it causes an increase in the amount of levodopa reaching the central nervous system and so reduces the required dose. Benserazide has no antiparkinson actions when given alone.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: 2-amino-3-hydroxy-N'-(2,3,4-trihydroxybenzyl)propanehydrazide
 related_synonym: DL-serine 2-(2,3,4-trihydroxybenzyl)hydrazide;   DL-serine 2-[(2,3,4-trihydroxyphenyl)methyl]hydrazide;   Formula=C10H15N3O5;   InChI=1S/C10H15N3O5/c11-6(4-14)10(18)13-12-3-5-1-2-7(15)9(17)8(5)16/h1-2,6,12,14-17H,3-4,11H2,(H,13,18);   InChIKey=BNQDCRGUHNALGH-UHFFFAOYSA-N;   Ro 4-4602;   Ro 44602;   SMILES=NC(CO)C(=O)NNCc1ccc(O)c(O)c1O;   benserazida;   benserazidum
 xref: CAS:322-35-0;   Drug_Central:314;   KEGG:D03082;   LINCS:LSM-5097
 xref_mesh: MESH:D001545
 xref: PMID:12703659;   PMID:22236652;   Patent:BE619015;   Patent:US3178476;   Reaxys:3984490;   Wikipedia:Benserazide
 cyclic_relationship: is_conjugate_base_of CHEBI:64190

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Symbol Object Name Qualifiers Evidence Notes Source PubMed Reference(s) RGD Reference(s) Position
G Comt catechol-O-methyltransferase increases methylation ISO
COMT protein results in increased methylation of Benserazide CTD PMID:11160877 NCBI chr11:82,568,052...82,587,642
Ensembl chr11:82,568,025...82,587,642
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G Ddc dopa decarboxylase multiple interactions ISO Benserazide binds to and results in decreased activity of DDC protein CTD PMID:35151785 NCBI chr14:86,378,685...86,469,189
Ensembl chr14:86,378,685...86,469,208
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G Drd1 dopamine receptor D1 multiple interactions EXP [Oxidopamine co-treated with levodopa methyl ester] promotes the reaction [Benserazide results in increased expression of DRD1 protein] CTD PMID:19399396 NCBI chr17:10,540,440...10,544,971
Ensembl chr17:10,540,558...10,545,002
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G Drd2 dopamine receptor D2 multiple interactions EXP [Oxidopamine co-treated with levodopa methyl ester] inhibits the reaction [Benserazide results in increased expression of DRD2 protein] CTD PMID:19399396 NCBI chr 8:49,708,927...49,772,876
Ensembl chr 8:49,708,927...49,772,875
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