Formyl-L-methionine (BAT-003940)
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Formyl-L-methionine is a protein amino acid present in the organelles of bacteria and related eukaryotes. It is a derivative of the amino acid methionine, in which a formate is added to the amino group of the methionine. It plays a crucial role in protein biosynthesis in bacteria, Mitochondria and chloroplasts. But it is not used for protein biosynthesis in Eukaryotic Cytosol, in which only the nuclear genes are translated. It's also not used in ARCHAEA. In humans, it is recognized by the immune system as a foreign substance and stimulates the body to fight potential infections.

Category
L-Amino Acids
Catalog number
BAT-003940
CAS number
4289-98-9
Molecular Formula
C6H11NO3S
Molecular Weight
177.22
Formyl-L-methionine
Synonyms
For-L-Met-OH; N-Formyl-L-methionine; 2-formamido-4-methylsulfanylbutanoic acid; N-Formyl-L -Methionine; L-Methionine, N-formyl-;(S)-2-Formamido-4-(methylthio)butanoic acid
Appearance
White powder
Purity
≥ 98% (HPLC)
Density
1.242±0.06 g/cm3
Melting Point
96-101 °C
Boiling Point
453.5±40.0 °C
Storage
Store at 2-8 °C
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