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Compound Summary for: CID 501

2-amino-5-(amino-dimethylamino-methylidene)amino-pentanoic acid

Also known as: 102783-24-4, ACMC-20m5qr, AGN-PC-01LTLE, AC1L19DM, AC1Q5S71, (2S)-2-amino-5-[(amino-dimethylamino-methylidene)amino]pentanoic acid
Molecular Formula: C8H18N4O2   Molecular Weight: 202.25412   InChIKey: YDGMGEXADBMOMJ-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) is a naturally occurring chemical found in blood plasma. It is a metabolic by-product of continual protein modification processes in the cytoplasm of all human cells. It is closely related to L-arginine, a conditionally-essential amino acid. ADMA interferes with L-arginine in the production of nitric oxide, a key chemical to endothelial and hence cardiovascular health. [Wikipedia]   From: DrugBank
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