Altheine - General Information
A non-essential amino acid that is involved in the metabolic control of cell functions in nerve and brain tissue. It is biosynthesized from aspartic acid and ammonia by asparagine synthetase. (From Concise Encyclopedia Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 3rd ed)
Pharmacology of Altheine
A non-essential amino acid. Asparagine is critical for the production of the body's proteins, enzymes and muscle tissue. Supplements of this amino acid are claimed to balance nervous system function.
Additional information about Altheine
Altheine Indication: Used for nutritional supplementation, also for treating dietary shortage or imbalance.
Mechanism Of Action: Asparagine, a non-essential amino acid is important in the metabolism of toxic ammonia in the body through the action of asparagine synthase which attaches ammonia to aspartic acid in an amidation reaction. Asparagine is also used as a structural component in many proteins.
Drug Interactions: Not Available
Food Interactions: Not Available
Generic Name: L-Asparagine
Synonyms: (-)-Asparagine; (S)-Asparagine; (S)-2,4-Diamino-4-oxobutanoic acid; a-Aminosuccinamic acid; 2-Aminosuccinamic acid; Asn; Asparagine; Asparagine acid; Aspartic acid b-amide; Aspartic acid amide; Aspartamic acid; Asparamide; L-Aspartamine; L-2,4-Diamino-4-oxobutanoic acid; L-b-Asparagine
Drug Category: Dietary supplement; Micronutrient; Non-Essential Amino Acids
Drug Type: Small Molecule; Nutraceutical; Approved
Other Brand Names containing L-Asparagine: Agedoite; Altheine; Crystal VI;
Absorption: Not Available
Toxicity (Overdose): Not Available
Protein Binding: Not Available
Biotransformation: Not Available
Half Life: Not Available
Dosage Forms of Altheine: Not Available
Chemical IUPAC Name: (2S)-2,4-diamino-4-oxobutanoic acid
Chemical Formula: C4H8N2O3
L-Asparagine on Wikipedia: Not Available
Organisms Affected: Humans and other mammals