Agent Name

Cystathionine

CAS Number

56-88-2

Formula

C7-H14-N2-O4-S

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

(R)-S-(2-Amino-2-carboxyethyl)-L-homocysteine; Butanoic acid, 2-amino-4-((2-amino-2-carboxyethyl)thio)-, (R-(R*,S*))-; L-Homocysteine, S-((2R)-2-amino-2-carboxyethyl)-; L-Homocysteine, S-(2-amino-2-carboxyethyl)-, (R)-; Cystathionine, L-; L-(+)-Cystathionine; [ChemIDplus] S-[(2R)-2-Amino-2-carboxyethyl]-L-homocysteine; L-2-Amino-4-[(2-amino-2-carboxyethyl)thio]butyric acid; [Merck Index]

Category

Amino Acids and Derivatives

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] White powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Amino acid; [Merck Index] "Cystathionine is an intermediate in the synthesis of cysteine." [Wikipedia]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

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