K3750 Sigma

L-Kynurenine sulfate salt


Synonym: β-Anthraniloyl-L-alanine, L-2-Amino-4-(2-aminophenyl)-4-oxobutanoic acid


Related Categories Amino Acids, Biochemicals and Reagents, I - Z, Modified Amino Acids
form   crystalline
color   light yellow
storage temp.   −20°C


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Key intermediate in the breakdown pathway of tryptophan.

L-Kynurenine is a key intermediate in the breakdown of L-tryptophan and the formation of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) via the kynurenine pathway. L-kynurenine is involved in a variety of neurological processes and diseases. L-kynurenine is a substrate for kynureninase/kynurenine hydrolase; kynurenine 3-monooxygenase and kynurenine-oxoglutarate transaminase.

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