Skeletal formula of Hypotaurine
Ball-and-stick model of the hypotaurine zwitterion
IUPAC name
2-Aminoethanesulfinic acid
300-84-5 YesY
3D model (Jmol) Interactive image
ChEBI CHEBI:57853 YesY
ChemSpider 96959 YesY
ECHA InfoCard 100.155.825
KEGG C00519 YesY
PubChem 107812
UNII 5L08GE4332 YesY
Molar mass 109.15 g/mol
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Hypotaurine is a sulfinic acid that is an intermediate in the biosynthesis of taurine. Like taurine, it also acts as an endogenous neurotransmitter via action on the glycine receptors.[1]

See also


  1. Kalir, Asher; Kalir, Henry H. "Biological activity of sulfinic acid derivatives" in Chemistry of Sulphinic Acids, Esters Their Derivatives Edited by Patai, Saul. Wiley, New York, 1990, pp. 665.

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