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ASPARAGINE
 
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ASN
  •   Chemical Component Summary   Hide
    Name ASPARAGINE
    Identifiers L-asparagine
    (2S)-2,4-bis(azanyl)-4-oxidanylidene-butanoic acid
    Formula C4 H8 N2 O3
    Molecular Weight 132.12 g/mol
    Type L-peptide linking
    Isomeric SMILES
    InChI
    InChI key DCXYFEDJOCDNAF-REOHCLBHSA-N
     
  •   Drug Info: DrugBank Hide
    DrugBank ID DB00174   (Stereoisomeric match)
    Name L-Asparagine
    Groups
    • approved
    • nutraceutical
    Description A non-essential amino acid that is involved in the metabolic control of cell functions in nerve and brain tissue. It is biosynthesized from aspartic acid and ammonia by asparagine synthetase. (From Concise Encyclopedia Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 3rd ed)
    Synonyms
    • (2S)-2-amino-3-carbamoylpropanoic acid
    • (2S)-2,4-diamino-4-oxobutanoic acid
    • (S)-2-amino-3-carbamoylpropanoic acid
    • (S)-Asparagine
    • 2-Aminosuccinamic acid
    • alpha-aminosuccinamic acid
    • Asn
    • Asparagine
    • Aspartamic acid
    • L-2-aminosuccinamic acid
    • L-Asparagin
    • L-Asparagine
    • L-aspartic acid beta-amide
    • L-aspartic acid β-amide
    • N
    • α-aminosuccinamic acid
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    Affected organism Humans and other mammals
    Indication Used for nutritional supplementation, also for treating dietary shortage or imbalance.
    Pharmacology A non-essential amino acid. Asparagine is critical for the production of the body's proteins, enzymes and muscle tissue. Supplements of this amino acid are claimed to balance nervous system function.
    Mechanism of action Asparagine, a non-essential amino acid is important in the metabolism of toxic ammonia in the body through the action of asparagine synthase which attaches ammonia to aspartic acid in an amidation reaction. Asparagine is also used as a structural component in many proteins.
    Categories
    • Dietary Supplements
    • Micronutrients
    • Supplements
    • Non-Essential Amino Acids
    CAS number 70-47-3
    Targets
    Name Sequence search Pharmacological action Actions
    Asparagine synthetase [glutamine-hydrolyzing]   Search  unknown
    Neutral amino acid transporter B(0)   Search  unknown
    Sodium-coupled neutral amino acid transporter 3   Search  unknown
    Asparagine--tRNA ligase, cytoplasmic   Search  unknown
    Isoaspartyl peptidase/L-asparaginase   Search  unknown
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