L-Ornithine is an amino acid that is not coded for by the genetic code. It is formed during the decomposition of argininine by arginase and participates in the urea cycle. Ornithine is the starting point for the formation of a family of polyamines that include spermine, spermidine and putrescine.
L-Ornithine hydrochloride is used as a media supplement to support the biosynthesis of polyamines.
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|Alternate Names||L -2,5-Diaminopentanoic acid; 2,5-Diaminopentanoic acid monohydrochloride|
|Application Notes||L-Ornithine hydrochloride is used as a media supplement to support the biosynthesis of polyamines.|
|Base Catalog Number||194718|
|Beilstein Registry Number||3625847|
|Grade||Cell Culture Grade|
|Melting Point||233 °C (dec.)(Lit.)|
|Molecular Formula||C5H12N2O2 • HCl|
|Personal Protective Equipment||Eyeshields, Gloves, respirator filter|