Chemistry:3-Hydroxykynurenine

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3-Hydroxykynurenine
Skeletal formula of 3-hydroxykynurenine
Ball-and-stick model of the 3-hydroxykynurenine molecule as a zwitterion
Names
IUPAC name
2-Amino-4-(2-amino-3-hydroxyphenyl)-4-oxobutanoic acid
Identifiers
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MeSH 3-hydroxykynurenine
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Properties
C10H12N2O4
Molar mass 224.21 g/mol
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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3-Hydroxykynurenine is a metabolite of tryptophan, which filters UV light in the human lens.[1] It is one of two pigments identified as responsible for the goldenrod crab spider's (Misumena vatia) yellow coloration.

References

  1. Malina, HZ; Martin, XD (1995). "Deamination of 3-hydroxykynurenine in bovine lenses: a possible mechanism of cataract formation in general.". Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 233 (1): 38–44. doi:10.1007/bf00177784. PMID 7721122. 

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