Lombricine

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Lombricine
Lombricine.svg
Names
IUPAC name
O-[{2-[(Diaminomethylene)amino]ethoxy}(hydroxy)phosphoryl]-D-serine
Other names
D-Lombricine
Identifiers
79342-60-2
ChEBI CHEBI:32969
ChemSpider 388647
Jmol-3D images Image
PubChem 439556
Properties
C6H15N4O6P
Molar mass 270.18 g·mol−1
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
Infobox references

Lombricine is a phosphagen that is unique to earthworms. Structurally, it is a phosphodiester of 2-guanidinoethanol and D-serine (not the usual L-serine),[1] which is then further phosphorylated by lombricine kinase to phospholombricine.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rossiter, RJ; Gaffney, TJ; Rosenberg, H; Ennor, AH (1960). "The formation in vivo of lombricine in the earthworm (Megascolides cameroni)". The Biochemical journal 76 (3): 603–10. PMC 1204840. PMID 13743749.