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Chemical Selenocysteine

Name Selenocysteine
CAS Type 1 Name L-Alanine, 3-selenyl-
Equivalent Terms 3 Selenylalanine | 3-Selenylalanine | Selenocysteine, DL Isomer | Selenocysteine, DL-Isomer
CAS Registry Number 10236-58-5
Definition A naturally occurring amino acid in both eukaryotic and prokaryotic organisms. It is found in tRNAs and in the catalytic site of some enzymes. The genes for glutathione peroxidase and formate dehydrogenase contain the TGA codon, which codes for this amino acid.
Structure Selenocysteine
Curator Note For additional curated data about selenium, please also see Selenium and its chemical descendants.
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MeSH® ID D017279
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1. ChemicalsOrganic Chemicals Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Organoselenium Compounds Has associated genes Has associated diseases Selenocysteine Has associated genes Has associated diseases
2. ChemicalsOrganic Chemicals Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Sulfur Compounds Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Amino Acids, Sulfur Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Cysteine Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Selenocysteine Has associated genes Has associated diseases

Top ↑ Descendants

Selenocysteine Has associated genes Has associated diseases
  N-9-fluorenylmethoxycarbonyl-Se-4-methoxybenzylselenocysteine
  phenylselenocysteine
  se-1-propenylselenocysteine
  se-2-methyl-2-propenyl-selenocysteine
  Se-allylselenocysteine
  selenomethylselenocysteine Has associated genes Has associated diseases
  Se-propylselenocysteine