β-Alanine is an N-blocked form of alanine. A nonselective endogenous glycine receptor agonist; a taurine analogue; an electrolyte.
β-Alanine is used in the synthesis of pantothenic acid and derivatives; as buffer in electroplating.
|Alternate Names||β-Ala; 3-Aminopropionic acid; 3-Aminopropanoic acid|
|Application Notes||β-Alanine is used in the synthesis of pantothenic acid and derivatives; as buffer in electroplating.|
|Base Catalog Number||19461880|
|Beilstein Registry Number||906793|
|Biochemical Physiological Actions||β-Alanine, a β−amino acid, is a component of pantothenic acid and the rate-limiting amino acid in the biosynthesis of the histidinyl antioxidant dipeptides carnosine and anserine. Endogenous β-amino acid that is a nonselective agonist at glycine receptors and a ligand for the G protein-coupled orphan receptor, TGR7 (MrgD). β-Alanine flux plays a cytoprotective role by supporting the osmotic stability of marine organisms, preimplantation mouse embryos and mammalian cells exposed to hypoxic stress.|
|Grade||Cell Culture Grade|
|Melting Point||202 °C (dec.)(Lit.)|
|Pack Size||100 g|
|Personal Protective Equipment||Eyeshields, Gloves, respirator filter|
|Solubility||Soluble in water (100 mg/mL - clear, colorless solution).|