N-Formylmethionine leucyl-phenylalanine

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N-Formylmethionine leucyl-phenylalanine
CAS number 59880-97-6 YesY
PubChem 443295
ChemSpider 16125628 YesY
MeSH N-Formylmethionine+Leucyl-Phenylalanine
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Molecular formula C21H31N3O5S
Molar mass 437.55 g/mol
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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N-Formylmethionyl-leucyl-phenylalanine is a formylated tripeptide originally isolated from bacterial filtrates that is positively chemotactic to polymorphonuclear leucocytes, and causes them to release lysosomal enzymes and become metabolically activated.[clarification needed][2]