|This article needs additional citations for verification. (September 2014)|
|Molar mass||526.61 g·mol−1|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
|what is: / ?)(|
A desmosine cross-link is formed from three allysyl side chains plus one unaltered lysyl side chain from the same or neighbouring polypeptides. Detection of desmosine in urine, plasma or sputum samples can be a marker for elastin breakdown due to high elastase activity related to certain diseases.
It is found in elastin. Desmosine causes a yellow color.
This desmosine is responsible for the rubber properties of elastin.
- Millipore product catalogue, purified desmosine http://www.millipore.com/catalogue/item/263275-5mg
- Ma, S; Turino, G. M.; Lin, Y. Y. (2011). "Quantitation of desmosine and isodesmosine in urine, plasma, and sputum by LC-MS/MS as biomarkers for elastin degradation". Journal of Chromatography B 879 (21): 1893–8. doi:10.1016/j.jchromb.2011.05.011. PMID 21621489.
|This protein-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|