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Diaminopimelic acid
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IUPAC name
Identifiers
CAS number 583-93-7
PubChem 99290
MeSH Diaminopimelic+acid
SMILES
Properties
Molecular formula C7H14N2O4
Molar mass 190.2 g mol−1
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox references

Diaminopimelic acid is an amino acid derivative. It is closely related to lysine.

It is a characteristic of certain cell walls[1] and is the attachment point for Braun's lipoprotein.[2]

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References

  1. ^ Brooks, George H.; Geo F. Brooks (2007). Jawetz, Melnick & Adelberg's medical microbiology. McGraw-Hill Medical. pp. 85. ISBN 0-07-147666-0.  
  2. ^ Seltmann, Guntram; Otto Holst (2002). The Bacterial Cell Wall. Springer, pp. 81-82.

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