Agent Name

Desmosine

CAS Number

11003-57-9

Formula

C24-H40-N5-O8

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Pyridinium, 4-(4-amino-4-carboxybutyl)-1-(5-amino-5-carboxypentyl)-3,5-bis(3-amino-3-carboxypropyl)-; Pyridinium, 4-(4-amino-4-carboxybutyl)-1-(5-amino-5-carboxypentyl)-3,5-bis(3-amino-3-carboxypropyl)- (VAN); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Amino Acids and Derivatives

Sources/Uses

A rare amino acid present in elastin; [ChemIDplus] "A desmosine cross-link is formed from three allysyl side chains plus one unaltered lysyl side chain from the same or neighbouring polypeptides. It is found in elastin. [Wikipedia]

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