MetaCyc Compound Class: an α amino acid

Superclasses: an amino acid or its derivative an amino acid

This compound class contains αamino acids, that is, any molecule that contains an amine and a carboxyl functional groups attached to the same carbon atom.

an α amino acid compound structure

Child Classes: a branched-chain amino acid (4) , a non-standard α amino acid (76) , a standard α amino acid (20)

N, N-dihydroxy-tetrahomomethionine ,
N-hydroxy-L-dihomomethionine ,
N-hydroxy-tetrahomomethionine ,
D-phenylglycine ,
DL-selenocystine ,
L-citrulline ,
L-dihomomethionine ,
tetrahomomethionine ,

SMILES: C(C(=O)[O-])([N+])[R]

Unification Links: KEGG:C05167

Reactions known to produce the compound:

Not in pathways:
a protein + H2O → a protein + an α amino acid
an α amino acid ester + H2O → an alcohol + an α amino acid + H+
amino acids(n) + H2O → amino acids(n-1) + an α amino acid

In Reactions of unknown directionality:

Not in pathways:
a 5-L-glutamyl-[peptide] + an amino acid = a 5-L-glutamyl-amino acid + a peptide

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Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of MetaCyc: Caspi et al, Nucleic Acids Research 42:D459-D471 2014
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