| IUPAC name
| Other names
2-aminoadipate semialdehyde, 2-amino-5-formylvaleric acid, norvaline, 6-oxo-DL-norleucine
|3D model (Jmol)|| Interactive image|
|Molar mass||145.16 g·mol−1|
|Boiling point||295.2 °C (563.4 °F; 568.3 K)|
|Flash point||132.3 °C (270.1 °F; 405.4 K)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
|(what is ?)|
Allysine is a derivative of lysine, used in the production of elastin and collagen. It is produced by the actions of the enzyme lysyl oxidase in the extracellular matrix and is essential in the crosslink formation that stabilizes collagen and elastin.
- Pinnell, SR; Martin, GR (October 1968). "The cross-linking of collagen and elastin: enzymatic conversion of lysine in peptide linkage to alpha-aminoadipic-delta-semialdehyde (allysine) by an extract from bone." (PDF). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 61 (2): 708–13, 716. PMID 5246001.