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A8094

Sigma-Aldrich

L-Arginine

from non-animal source, meets EP, USP testing specifications, suitable for cell culture, 98.5-101.0%

Synonym(s):
(S)-2-Amino-5-guanidinopentanoic acid
Linear Formula:
H2NC(=NH)NH(CH2)3CH(NH2)CO2H
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
174.20
Beilstein:
1725413
EC Number:
MDL number:
eCl@ss:
32160406
PubChem Substance ID:

Quality Level

biological source

non-animal source

Agency/Method

USP/NF
meets EP testing specifications
meets USP testing specifications

product line

BioXtra

assay

98.5-101.0%

form

powder

application(s)

cell culture | mammalian: suitable
peptide synthesis: suitable

impurities

endotoxin, tested

color

white

mp

222 °C (dec.) (lit.)

solubility

H2O: 100 mg/mL

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Agriculture
Pharmaceutical (small molecule)

SMILES string

N[C@@H](CCCNC(N)=N)C(O)=O

InChI

1S/C6H14N4O2/c7-4(5(11)12)2-1-3-10-6(8)9/h4H,1-3,7H2,(H,11,12)(H4,8,9,10)/t4-/m0/s1

InChI key

ODKSFYDXXFIFQN-BYPYZUCNSA-N

Gene Information

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Application

L-Arginine has been used:
  • as a Roswell park memorial institute medium (RPMI) media component in the isolation and culture of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs)
  • as a RPMI media component for tissue culture
  • in DMEM medium for the identification and quantification of phosphorylation sites by stable isotope labeling by amino acids in cell culture (SILAC) and LCMS/MS

Packaging

10 mg in glass bottle
25, 100 g in poly bottle
1 kg in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

L-Arginine is a conditionally essential amino acid, that play a vital role in the production of nitric oxide. It acts as a precursor for the synthesis of polyamines, agmatine and urea. L-Arginine is usually essential in children and non-essential in adults.
Substrate of nitric oxide synthase, which is converted to citrulline and nitric oxide (NO). Induces insulin release by a nitric oxide-dependent mechanism.

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Association of reactive oxygen and nitrogen intermediate and complement levels with apoptosis of peripheral blood mononuclear cells in lupus patients
Oates J C, et al.
Arthritis and Rheumatism, 56(11), 3738-3747 (2007)
Requirement of the mTOR Kinase for the Regulation of Maf1 Phosphorylation and Control of RNA Polymerase III-dependent Transcription in Cancer Cells
Boris Shor
The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 285(20), 15380-15392 (2010)
J. P. Felix D'Mello
Amino Acids in Human Nutrition and Health, 225-225 (2012)
Anti-aging effects of l-arginine
Mohamed Z.Gad
Journal of Advanced Research, 1, 169-177 (2010)
Cell-specific Labeling Enzymes for Analysis of Cell?Cell Communication in Continuous Co-culture
Tape CJ, et.al.
Molecular and Cellular Proteomics, 13(7), 1866-1876 (2014)

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