Tyrosine breakdown

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Tyrosine breakdown by Mind Map: Tyrosine breakdown

1. Neurotransmitters - allow communication between nerves

1.1. Low levels of neurotransmitter results in impaired neurotransmission and contributes to cognitive impairment

2. Melanin pigments - give pigment to skin and hair

2.1. Low melanin levels result in hypopigmentation

3. Metabolites - further broken down to provide energy

3.1. These metabolites are rarely used to provide energy as they are at very low levels.