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a-Methyl-L-tryptophan Biochemical

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  10 mg  /  $470 +1 FREE 8GB USB
a-Methyl-L-tryptophan biochemical
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a-Methyl-L-tryptophan, Biochemical

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a-Methyl-L-tryptophan ((S)-a-Methyltryptophan)

Research Use Only
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.
Supplied as an off-white solid.
CAS Number
Molecular Formula
Inert gas
Melting Point
As reported
Method for Determining Identity
Proton NMR (DMSO-d6) Spectroscopic and Mass Spectrometric analysis
As reported
TLC Conditions
As reported

Storage and Stability:
May be stored at RT for short-term only. Long-term storage is recommended at -20 degree C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial prior to removing the cap. Hygroscopic. Store under inert gas.
Toxicity and Hazards
All products should be handled by qualified personnel only, trained in laboratory procedures.
Preparation and Storage
-20 degree C
Other Notes
Small volumes of a-Methyl-L-tryptophan biochemical vial(s) may occasionally become entrapped in the seal of the product vial during shipment and storage. If necessary, briefly centrifuge the vial on a tabletop centrifuge to dislodge any liquid in the container`s cap. Certain products may require to ship with dry ice and additional dry ice fee may apply.
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Contents for alpha Methyl L-tryptophan ((S)-a-Methyltryptophan):

(S)-alpha Methyl tryptophan ( a-Methyl-L-tryptophan or methyl dl tryptophan ) is a competitive inhibitor of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase.
The enzyme indoleamine-pyrrole 2,3-dioxygenase is encoded by the IDO1 gene. It catalyzes the degradation of the essential amino acid L-tryptophan to N-formylkynurenine. Additionally,iso indoleamine-pyrrole 2,3-dioxygenase rate-limiting enzyme of tryptophan catabolism through kynurenine/ tryptophan pathway and causes depletion of tryptophan which can cause halted growth of microbes as well as T cells. Literature data has indicated linked to some viral mechanisms e.g. influenza virus and potentially cancer. Tryptophan oxidation via the kynurenine pathway is an important mechanism of tumoral immunoresistance. Increased tryptophan metabolism via the serotonin pathway has also been linked to malignant progression in breast cancer.
Inhibition of the expression indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase in dendritic cells by stereoisomers of 1-methyl-tryptophan correlates with anti tumor responses
When used as a research tool in rodents, literature has shown that a-methyltryptophan given to experimental animals gives rise to brain alpha-methylserotonin, which substitutes for serotonin in certain behavioral and functional tests.
This protein product has a wide variation of research applications.
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