Medicine Grade L-Serine Used as a Biochemical Reagent and Food
Product Name: L-Serine
Synonyms: L-Serine, H-Ser-OH;
Molecular Formula: C3H7NO3
Molecular Weight: 105.09
CAS NO: 56-45-1
EINECS NO: 200-274-3
Grade Standard: Pharma Grade, Food Grade
Purity: high purity
Quality Specification: USP
Application & Usage
Amino acids l-serine plays an important role in the catalytic
function of many enzymes. Amino acids l-serine has been shown to
occur in the active sites of chymotrypsin, trypsin, and many other
enzymes. The so-called nerve gases and many substances used in
insecticides have been shown to act by combining with a residue of
serine in the active site of acetylcholine esterase, inhibiting the
enzyme completely. The enzyme acetylcholineesterase breaks down the
neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which is released at nerve and
muscle junctions in order to allow the muscle or organ to relax.
The result of acetylcholine inhibition is that acetylcholine builds
up and continues to act so that any nerve impulses are continually
transmitted and muscle contractions do not stop.
1. For biochemical reagent and food additive.
2. Nutritional supplement, in cosmetics as skin nutrition additive.
3. Available for biochemical and nutritional research purposes,
but also can be used as synthetic ring serine raw materials.
|Appearance||White crystals or crystalline powder|
|SpecificRotation [a]D20o||+14.0º to +15.6º|
|Heavy Metals (Pb)||≤0.001%|
|Other Amino Acids||Chromatographically not detectable|
|Loss on Drying||≤0.20%|
|Residue in Ignition||≤0.10%|
|Assay||98.5% to 101.0%|