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  • L-Asparagine

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    L-Asparagine is used in cell culture media and is a component of MEM non-essential amino acids solution. L-Asparagine has been shown to enhance ornithine decarboxylase activity in cultured human colon adenocarcinoma Caco-2 cells and in cultured IEC-6 intestinal epithelial cells. Spore germination…

  • Isoleucine

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    Isoleucine provides a source of nitrogen for transport to the liver and kidney.

  • L-Methionine

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    Methionine is one of the common sulfur-containing amino acids. Methionine is a common methyl-group donor to various substrates, such as creatine, epinephrine, ergosterol, and choline. L-Methionine is used as an essential amino acid for human development and therapeutically acts as an antidote…

  • Poly-lysine is a polycation which binds to DNA, red cell membrane and any negatively charged protein. Poly-L-lysine is typically used as a coating substrate for culture dishes, slides, etc. It enhances electrostatic interaction between negatively charged ions of the cell membrane and the culture…

  • L-Alanine

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    Alanine is a nonessential amino acid that plays a key role in the glucose-alanine cycle between muscle tissue and the liver. In amino acid-degrading tissues such as muscle, amino groups are pooled as glutamate by transamination reactions. Used as an amino donor in conversion of…

  • N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine

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    N-Acetyl-L-cysteine is an acetylated amino acid with antioxidant and mucolytic properties for isolation of mycobacteria from sputum. As a mucolytic agent, N-Acetyl-L-cysteine serves to dissipate disulfide bonds across mucoproteins, loosening and clearing the viscosity of sputum. …

  • Glycine

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    Glycine is a non-chiral amino acid that can be synthesized in the body from the amino acid serine by Serine Hydroxymethyltransferase. Acts as an inhibitory neurotransmitter Shown to block NMDA-stimulated dopamine release in fetal mesencephalic cell cultures Increase NMDA-receptor…

  • Glycine, ACS Reagent

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    Glycine is a non-essential amino acid. Only amino acid with no asymmetric carbon. It is a major inhibitory neurotransmitter. Glycine is widely used as a buffer for a variety of immunological applications. Glycine is also used as an eluent in column chromatography. Glycine has been reported for…

  • Poly-lysine is a polycation which binds to DNA, red cell membrane and any negatively charged protein. When adsorbed to the culture surface, poly-lysine increases the number of positively charged sites available for cell binding. A compromise between the easier to use lower molecular weight products…

  • L-Glutamic Acid is a non-essential amino acid for human development; referred to as an excitatory amino acid (EAA) due to its role in neurotransmission. Acts as a neurotransmitter at fast synapses; agonist at kainate, NMDA and quisqualate receptors. L-Glutamic acid is one of the two amino acids…

  • L-Glutamine

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    L-Glutamine

  • Glycine

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  • Glycine is commonly used as a component in Tris-glycine and Tris-glycine-SDS running buffers for polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, a component of Towbin's transfer buffer for Western blots, a buffer substance in cryoenzymology, in osmotic pressure maintenance in isoelectric focusing of…

  • L-Proline is used in cell culture media and is a component of MEM non-essential amino acids solution.

  • D-Biotin

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    D-Biotin is a growth factor present in small amounts in every living cell. Involved in carboxylation reactions Occurs mainly bound to proteins or polypeptides Abundant in the liver, kideny, pancreas, yeast, and milk Levels are higher in cancerous tumors than in normal tissues …

  • Poly-L-lysine is a positively charged amino acid polymer. Poly-lysine binds to DNA, red cell membrane and any negatively charged protein. It is typically used as a coating substrate for culture dishes, slides, etc. It enhances electrostatic interaction between negatively charged ions of the cell…

  • L-Glutamine

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    L-Glutamine, the uncharged and amidated analog of L-glutamic acid, is an important amino acid for the incorporation of NH4+ into biomolecules. It is biosynthesized from NH4+ and glutamate via the enzyme glutamate synthetase. In turn, degradation of glutamine to free the ammonia moiety is mediated…

  • L-Tryptophan

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    L-Tryptophan is an amino acid precursor of serotonin and melatonin.

  • L-Proline

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    L-Proline is an amino acid. The conjugation of L-proline with imidazolium-based ionic liquid (IL)-modified magnetic nanoparticles forms a catalyst that can be magnetically recovered and employed in direct asymmetric aldol reaction. The solubility and stability of ezetimibe (EZT) has been reported…

  • Poly-L-lysine is a nonspecific attachment factor for cells useful in promoting cell adhesion to solid substrates.

  • Poly-lysine is a polycation which binds to DNA, red cell membrane and any negatively charged protein. Molecular weight has been determined by Viscosity as well as by HPLC. It is typically used as a coating substrate for culture dishes, slides, etc. It enhances electrostatic interaction…

  • L-Glutamic Acid

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    Glutamic acid (abbreviated as Glu or E) is one of the 20-22 proteinogenic amino acids, and its codons are GAA and GAG. Non-essential amino acid for human development; referred to as an excitatory amino acid (EAA) due to its role in neurotransmission. It is an excitatory amino acid which acts as a…

  • L-Cystine

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  • L-Serine

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    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…

  • N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine

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    N-Acetyl-L-cysteine is an acetylated amino acid with antioxidant and mucolytic properties. Dissipates disulfide bonds across mucoproteins Loosening and clearning the viscosity of sputum Increases cellular pools of free radical scavengers N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine is a mucolytic agent for…

  • Non-essential amino acid for human development; referred to as an excitatory amino acid (EAA) due to its role in neurotransmission. L-Glutamic Acid Monosodium Salt is used as a neurotransmitter at fast synapses; agonist at kainate, NMDA and quisqualate receptors. Agonist at kainate, NMDA, and…

  • L-Carnitine Hydrochloride

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    Carnitine is a quaternary amine that occurs naturally in most mammalian tissue. It is present in relatively high concentrations in skeletal muscle and heart where it is involved in regulating energy metabolism. It shifts glucose metabolism from glycolysis to glycogen storage and enhances the…

  • Creatinine, Anyhydrous

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    Creatinine, the end product of creatine catabolism is a normal constituent of urine; daily output about 25 mg/kg body weight. The increased amounts in the urine are typically associated with substantially impaired renal function. Also found together with creatine in muscle tissues and blood. It…

  • Urea, Ultra Pure

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    Urea is a prinicipal protein metabolite end product of nitrogen metabolism in most mammals, formed by the enzymatic reactions of the Kreb's cycle and the major product for the removal of free ammonia (NH4+) in vivo. Urea is a mild agent usually used in the solubilization and denaturation of…

  • L-Leucine

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    Leucine is a branched-chain α-amino acid. Leucine is classified as a hydrophobic amino acid due to its aliphatic isobutyl side chain. Leucine has been used as a molecular marker in the recovery of DNA from palaeontological samples for PCR analysis.

  • DL-Threonine

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    DL-Threonine is an essential α - amino acid classified as polar which has two chiral centers. In plants and micro-organisms, threonine is synthesized from aspartic acid via aspartyl - semialdehyde and homoserine. DL-Threonine is as an additive to animal feed. They are also used to chelate…

  • L-Cysteine

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    L-Cysteine is a proteinogenic amino acid incorporated into proteins as directed by the genetic code. The thiol-side chain participates in a variety of oxidation/reduction reactions within the cell. The side chain participates in the formation of β bonds that modulate the secondary and ternary…

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