Active Ingredient History

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DL-Methionine is a racemic form of the respective sulfur aminoacid. DL-Methionine participates in synthesis of tissue proteins, vitamins, enzymes and hormones taking part in nitrogen, carbohydrate and fat metabolisms, and it is the important source of methyl groups for synthesis of all nucleic acids, as well as the sulfur source for sulfonic compounds. Methionine is used to prevent liver damage in acetaminophen (Tylenol) poisoning. It is also used for increasing the acidity of urine, treating liver disorders, and improving wound healing. Other uses include treating depression, alcoholism, allergies, asthma, copper poisoning, radiation side effects, schizophrenia, drug withdrawal, and Parkinson's disease. It is also used as a food additive in livestock to boost performance. DL-Methionin is the first limiting amino acid in poultry, and probably also in high-yielding cows, and is the second or third limiting amino acid in pigs fed conventional diets.   NCATS

  • Mol. Mass: 149.211
  • ALogP: 0.15
  • ChEMBL Molecule:
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(2s)-2-amino-4-(methylsulfanyl)butanoic acid | d-methionine | l-a-amino-g-methylthiobutyric acid | l-alpha-amino-gamma-methylmercaptobutyric acid | l-methionin | l-methionine | l-(-)-methionine | l-α-amino-γ-methylmercaptobutyric acid | m | met | methionine | racemethionine | (s)-2-amino-4-(methylthio)butanoic acid | (s)-2-amino-4-(methylthio)butyric acid | (s)-methionine | s-methionine


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