Allysine

Allysine

Allysine
Skeletal formula of zwitterion
Ball-and-stick model of the L-allysine molecule as a zwitteiron
Names
IUPAC name
2-amino-6-oxo-hexanoic acid
Other names
2-aminoadipate semialdehyde, 2-amino-5-formylvaleric acid, norvaline, 6-oxo-DL-norleucine
Identifiers
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ChEBI  YesY
ChemSpider  YesY
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KEGG  YesY
MeSH
PubChem
UNII  YesY
Properties
C6H11NO3
Molar mass 145.16 g·mol−1
Density 1.74g/cm3
Boiling point 295.2 °C (563.4 °F; 568.3 K)
Hazards
Flash point 132.3 °C (270.1 °F; 405.5 K)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Allysine is a derivative of lysine, used in the production of elastin and collagen. It is produced by the actions of the enzyme lysyl oxidase in the extracellular matrix and is essential in the crosslink formation that stabilizes collagen and elastin.

See also