Agent Name

Selenocysteine

CAS Number

10236-58-5

Formula

C3-H7-N-O2-Se

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

L-Alanine, 3-selenyl-; [ChemIDplus] 3-Selenyl-L-alanine; Selenium cysteine; [Merck Index]

Category

Amino Acids and Derivatives

Sources/Uses

An amino acid present in some enzymes; [Merck Index] A naturally occurring amino acid in all kingdoms present in several enzymes; Its structure is similar to cysteine except for selenium taking the place of sulfur; [Wikipedia]

Comments

See "Cysteine."

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