L-Serine is one of the two biological amino acids with a hydroxyl substituted side chain, and thus is hydrophilic in character.
L-serine is used in the study of influence of pulsed applications of serine on polyglucose synthesis by Fusobacterium nucleatum cultures. Supplementation of minimal media with serine has been shown to restore growth in Escherichia coli that lack the PII and GlnK genes.
Precursor of glycine by serine hydroxymethyltransferase.
Key Applications: Precursor of glycine
Application Areas: Molecular biology
Product Type: Biochemicals
Biochemical Category: Amino Acids & Peptides
Chemical Class: Amino Acids & Peptides
Melting Point: 222°C (dec.)(lit.)
Optical Rotation: +10° to +20° (c = 10, 2N HCl)
Presentation: Free Flowing White Powder
pKa: 2.19 (-COOH), 9.21 (-NH2)(Lit.)
Detection Method: FTIR
Heavy Metals: ≤20 ppm(as Pb)
Loss on Drying: ≤0.5%
Solubility: Soluble in water (50 mg/mL); insoluble in alcohol and ether.
Storage & Handling: Store at Room temperature(15-30°C)