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L-threonine is an essential amino acid. Threonine is a precursor of glycine. The biochemical studies on rats proved that glycine is synthesized from threonine (through threonine dehydrogenase pathway). Threonine dehydrogenase is the key enzyme in mammals like pigs, cat, and rats for degradation of 80% threonine. In adult humans, degradation of 7–11% of threonine is done by threonine dehydrogenase. The human L-threonine 3-dehydrogenase gene (GeneID: 157739, UniProtKB: Q8IZJ6 (TDH_HUMAN)) is an expressed pseudogene having lost the splice acceptor site preceding exon 6 and codon arginine-214 (CGA) is mutated to a stop codon (TGA). A few trials demonstrated that oral L-threonine may alleviate clinical signs of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and spasticity in humans. L-Threonine has recently been brought into agricultural industry for balancing the livestock feed.   NCATS

  • SMILES: C[C@@H](O)[C@H](N)C(O)=O
  • Mol. Mass: 119.1192
  • ALogP: -1.22
  • ChEMBL Molecule:
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2-amino-3-hydroxybutyric acid | (2s,3r)-(-)-threonine | (2s)-threonine | l-2-amino-3-hydroxybutyric acid | l-alpha-amino-beta-hydroxybutyric acid | l-threonin | l-threonine | l-(-)-threonine | l-α-amino-β-hydroxybutyric acid | thr | threonin | threonine


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