3-Hydroxykynurenine

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3-Hydroxykynurenine
Skeletal formula of 3-hydroxykynurenine
Ball-and-stick model of the 3-hydroxykynurenine molecule as a zwitterion
Names
IUPAC name
2-Amino-4-(2-amino-3-hydroxyphenyl)-4-oxobutanoic acid
Identifiers
484-78-6 N
ChEBI CHEBI:1547 YesY
ChEMBL ChEMBL442576 YesY
ChemSpider 87 YesY
Jmol-3D images Image
KEGG C02794 YesY
MeSH 3-hydroxykynurenine
PubChem 89
Properties
C10H12N2O4
Molar mass 224.21 g/mol
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Infobox references

3-Hydroxykynurenine is a metabolite of tryptophan, which filters UV light in the human lens.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Malina, HZ; Martin, XD (1995). "Deamination of 3-hydroxykynurenine in bovine lenses: a possible mechanism of cataract formation in general.". Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 233 (1): 38–44. doi:10.1007/bf00177784. PMID 7721122. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 


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