L-Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that is found in most proteins and is a precursor of serotonin (a neurotransmitter involved in regulating appetite, sleep, mood, and pain). Different enzymes including tryptophan hydroxylase (TPH), indoleamine-2,3-dioxygenase (IDO), and tryptophan-2,3-dioxygenase (TDO) required for the biosynthesis of serotonin from Tryptophan. Tryptophan is considered as a natural sedative and can be found in dairy products, meats, brown rice, fish, and soybeans.
Catalog Number: ZXB-09-257
CAS Number: 73-22-3
Synonyms: (S)-2-Amino-3-(3-indolyl)propionic acid; L-α-Amino-3-indolepropionic acid
Molecular Weight: 204.22
PubChem Chemical ID: 6305