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Phenylalanine is a biologically essential amino acid that acts as a precursor to tyrosine and the catecholamines (epinephrine, norepinephrine, dopamine, and tyramine), and is a constituent of many central nervous system neuropeptides. Normal dietary levels of phenylalanine are approximately 1-2 grams daily. Phenylalanine appears in two forms which are identical mirror images of each other: L-phenylalanine, a nutritional supplement, and D-phenylalanine, an effective painkiller and antidepressant due to its ability to inhibit the breakdown of enkephalins, the brain’s natural pain killers.   NCATS

  • SMILES: N[C@@H](CC1=CC=CC=C1)C(O)=O
  • InChIKey: COLNVLDHVKWLRT-QMMMGPOBSA-N
  • Mol. Mass: 165.1891
  • ALogP: 0.64
  • ChEMBL Molecule:
More Chemistry
3-phenyl-l-alanine | beta-phenyl-l-alanine | f | l-phenylalanine | phe | phenylalanine | (s)-2-amino-3-phenylpropionic acid | (s)-alpha-amino-beta-phenylpropionic acid | β-phenyl-l-alanine

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