L-Leucine (Powder)

L-Leucine (Powder)

Synonyms 2-amino-4-methylvaleric acid, α-aminoisocaproic acid, Leu2

CAS Number: 61-90-5 Molecular Formula: C6H13NO2 Molecular Weight: 131.2

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Product Description

The alkyl amino acid L-Leucine is one of the two amino acids that are degraded to give ketone bodies. The metabolism of leucine is started in muscle and it is metabolized to isovaleryl CoA via the synthesis of α-ketoisocaproate. Leucine provide a source of nitrogen for transport to the liver and kidney. A review of the extended leucine biosynthetic pathway in Saccharomyces cerevisiae has been published. The role of the various amino acids in nonproteinogenic pathways has been reviewed. This can be used to detect the activity of branched-chain amino acid aminotransferases. Leucine has been used as a molecular marker in the recovery of DNA from palaeontological samples for PCR analysis. L-Leucine is used in cell culture media and is a component of MEM amino acids solution.

Usage Statement

Research Use Only (RUO). Unless otherwise stated in our catalog or other company documentation accompanying the product(s), our products are intended for research use only and are not to be used for any other purpose, which includes but is not limited to, unauthorized commercial uses, in vitro diagnostic uses, ex vivo or in vivo therapeutic uses or any type of consumption or application to humans or animals.

Key Applications

Cell Media, Growth Media Supplement, Molecular Marker, PCR Analysis

Specifications
SKU 1140605-CF
Alternate Names 2-amino-4-methylvaleric acid, α-aminoisocaproic acid, Leu2
Base Catalog Number 4060512
CAS # 61-90-5
Molecular Formula C6H13NO2
Molecular Weight 131.2
Usage Statement Research Use Only (RUO). Unless otherwise stated in our catalog or other company documentation accompanying the product(s), our products are intended for research use only and are not to be used for any other purpose, which includes but is not limited to, unauthorized commercial uses, in vitro diagnostic uses, ex vivo or in vivo therapeutic uses or any type of consumption or application to humans or animals.

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