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Glutamine

A non-essential amino acid present abundantly throughout the body and is involved in many metabolic processes. It is synthesized from GLUTAMIC ACID and AMMONIA. It is the principal carrier of NITROGEN in the body and is an important energy source for many cells.

Name Glutamine1)
MeSH 68005973
Molecular Formula C5H10N2O3
CAS No.56-85-9
Molecular Weight 146.14
m.p.185℃
pK1(25℃)2.17
pK2(25℃)9.13
PubChem image 5961



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(2S)-2-amino-4-carbamoyl-butanoic acid