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Michael J Gratz, Stavroula Stavrou, Christina Kuhn, Simone Hofmann, Kerstin Hermelink, Helene Heidegger, Stefan Hutter, Doris Mayr, Sven Mahner, Udo Jeschke and Aurelia Vattai

l -dopa-decarboxylase (aromatic amino acid decarboxylase, DDC), which is expressed by the placenta, is responsible for the conversion of l -dopa into dopamine ( 5 , 6 ). Additionally, DDC is involved in the synthesis of serotonin, tryptamine

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Emmi Naskali, Katja Dettmer, Peter J Oefner, Pedro A B Pereira, Kai Krohn, Petri Auvinen, Annamari Ranki and Nicolas Kluger

directed against aromatic l -amino acid decarboxylase (or DOPA decarboxylase, AADC) and tryptophan hydroxylase (TPH) are commonly found in APECED patients ( 7 , 8 , 9 ) and their presence has been associated with the lack of entero-endocrine (EE) cells