Anserine

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For the subfamily of waterfowl, see Anserinae.
Anserine
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Names
IUPAC name
(2S)-2-[(3-Amino-1-oxopropyl)amino]-3-(3-methyl-4-imidazolyl)propanoic acid
Other names
beta-Alanyl-N(pi)-methyl-L-histidine
Identifiers
584-85-0 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:18323 YesY
ChEMBL ChEMBL448301 YesY
ChemSpider 100482 YesY
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KEGG C01262 YesY
PubChem 112072
Properties
C10H16N4O3
Molar mass 240.25904
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

Anserine (beta-alanyl-N-methylhistidine) is a dipeptide containing β-alanine and histidine,[1] which can be found in the skeletal muscle and brain of mammals[2] and birds.

The pKa of the imidazole ring of histidine, when contained in anserine, is 7.04, making it an effective buffer at physiologic pH.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Biochemistry, Garrett & Grisham, pg. 46
  2. ^ Quantitative studies of carnosine and anserine in mammalian muscle. 1938 (pdf)
  3. ^ Biochemistry, Garrett & Grisham