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LEUCINE


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Chemical Component Summary

NameLEUCINE
Identifiers(2S)-2-amino-4-methyl-pentanoic acid
FormulaC6 H13 N O2
Molecular Weight131.17
TypeL-PEPTIDE LINKING
Isomeric SMILESCC(C)C[C@H](N)C(O)=O
InChIInChI=1S/C6H13NO2/c1-4(2)3-5(7)6(8)9/h4-5H,3,7H2,1-2H3,(H,8,9)/t5-/m0/s1
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Chemical Details

Formal Charge0
Atom Count22
Chiral Atom Count1
Bond Count21
Aromatic Bond Count0

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB00149 
NameLeucine
Groups
  • investigational
  • nutraceutical
DescriptionAn essential branched-chain amino acid important for hemoglobin formation.
Synonyms
  • L-Leuzin
  • (2S)-alpha-Leucine
  • (2S)-2-Amino-4-methylpentanoic acid
  • L-Leucine
  • (S)-(+)-Leucine
Brand Names
  • Aminosyn II 5% Inj
  • Olimel 5.7%
  • Olimel 7.6%
  • Aminosyn 7%
  • Vamin 18 Electrolyte-free
IndicationIndicated to assist in the prevention of the breakdown of muscle proteins that sometimes occur after trauma or severe stress.
Categories
  • Amino Acids
  • Amino Acids, Branched-Chain
  • Amino Acids, Essential
  • Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins
  • Dietary Supplements
CAS number61-90-5

Drug Targets

NameTarget SequencePharmacological ActionActions
Probable leucine--tRNA ligase, mitochondrialMASVWQRLGFYASLLKRQLNGGPDVIKWERRVIPGCTRSIYSATGKWTKE...unknown
Branched-chain-amino-acid aminotransferase, mitochondrialMAAAALGQIWARKLLSVPWLLCGPRRYASSSFKAADLQLEMTQKPHKKPG...unknown
Branched-chain-amino-acid aminotransferase, cytosolicMKDCSNGCSAECTGEGGSKEVVGTFKAKDLIVTPATILKEKPDPNNLVFG...unknown
Leucine carboxyl methyltransferase 2MGPRSRERRAGAVQNTNDSSALSKRSLAARGYVQDPFAALLVPGAARRAP...unknown
Leucine carboxyl methyltransferase 1MATRQRESSITSCCSTSSCDADDEGVRGTCEDASLCKRFAVSIGYWHDPY...unknown
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Drug Info/Drug Targets: DrugBank 3.0: a comprehensive resource for 'omics' research on drugs. Knox C, Law V, Jewison T, Liu P, Ly S, Frolkis A, Pon A, Banco K, Mak C, Neveu V, Djoumbou Y, Eisner R, Guo AC, Wishart DS. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan; 39 (Database issue):D1035-41. | PMID:21059682

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