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L-Valine

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Name:L-Valine

Synonyms: L-2-Amino-3-methylbutyricacid; 2-Aminoisovaleric acid

copyRight L-Valine, L-2-Amino-3-methylbutyric acid,2-Aminoisovaleric acid,

Molecular Formula:C5H11NO2

Molecular Weight:117.15

CAS Registry Number:72-18-4

EINECS:200-773-6

 

Valine (abbreviated as Val or V)[1] is anĪ±-amino acid with the chemical formula HO2CCH(NH2)CH(CH3)2. L-Valine is one of20 proteogenic amino acids. Its codons are GUU, GUC, GUA, and GUG. Thisessential amino acid is classified as nonpolar. Along with leucine andisoleucine, valine is a branched-chain amino acid. It is named after the plantvalerian. In sickle-cell disease, valine substitutes for the hydrophilic aminoacid glutamic acid in hemoglobin. Because valine is hydrophobic, the hemoglobindoes not fold correctly.