Hypotaurine

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Hypotaurine
Skeletal formula
Ball-and-stick model
Names
IUPAC name
2-Aminoethanesulfinic acid
Identifiers
300-84-5 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:57853 YesY
ChemSpider 96959 YesY
Jmol-3D images Image
KEGG C00519 YesY
PubChem 107812
UNII 5L08GE4332 YesY
Properties
C2H7NO2S
Molar mass 109.15 g/mol
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

Hypotaurine is a sulfinic acid that is an intermediate in the biosynthesis of taurine. Like taurine, it also acts as an endogenous neurotransmitter via action on the glycine receptors.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kalir, Asher; Kalir, Henry H. "Biological activity of sulfinic acid derivatives" in Chemistry of Sulphinic Acids, Esters Their Derivatives Edited by Patai, Saul. Wiley, New York, 1990, pp. 665.