Allysine

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Allysine
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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
1962-83-0
ChEBI CHEBI:57988 YesY
ChemSpider 202 YesY
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KEGG C04076 YesY
MeSH allysine
PubChem 207
UNII 425I4Y24YZ 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; 405.4 K)
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Infobox references

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.

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