alpha-Aminoadipic acid

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α-Aminoadipic acid
Alpha-aminoadipic acid.svg
IUPAC name
2-aminohexanedioic acid
542-32-5 N
ChEBI CHEBI:37024 YesY
ChEMBL ChEMBL433238 YesY
ChemSpider 456 YesY
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MeSH 2-Aminoadipic+Acid
PubChem 469
Molar mass 161.156 g/mol
Appearance Crystalline
Density 1.333 g/mL
Melting point 196 °C (385 °F; 469 K)
Boiling point 364 °C (687 °F; 637 K)
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Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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α-Aminoadipic acid is an intermediate in the α-Aminoadipic acid pathway for the metabolism of lysine and saccharopine. It is synthesised from homoisocitrate by aminoadipate aminotransferase and reduced by aminoadipate reductase to form the semialdehyde.

A 2013 study identified α-Aminoadipic acid (2-aminoadipic acid) as a novel predictor of the development of diabetes and suggested that it is a potential modulator of glucose homeostasis in humans.[1]

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