Secondary Products Derived from Glycine, L-Serine, and L-Alanine

  • Martin Luckner

Abstract

Glycine (2-aminoacetie acid), L-serine [(S)-2-amino-3-hydroxypropionic acid] and L-alanine [(S)-2-aminopropionic acid] are simple α-amino acids. The secondary products derived
  • either show still the glycine, serine or alanine skeleton, cf. the structure of glycine conjugates or O-serine esters

  • or the amino acids are used as building stones in the biosynthesis of more complicated structures, cf. the formulas of porphyrins, purines, and of biotin.

Keywords

Caffeine Dinoflagellate Ethanolamine Hemin Phosphoserine 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Luckner
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  1. 1.Sektion PharmazieMartin-Luther-UniversitätHalle-WittenbergDeutschland

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