Chemical Component Summary

Name SELENOCYSTEINE
Identifiers (2R)-2-azanyl-3-selanyl-propanoic acid
Formula C3 H7 N O2 Se
Molecular Weight 168.053  g/mol
Type L-PEPTIDE LINKING
Isomeric SMILES N[C@@H](C[SeH])C(O)=O
InChI InChI=1S/C3H7NO2Se/c4-2(1-7)3(5)6/h2,7H,1,4H2,(H,5,6)/t2-/m0/s1
InChIKey ZKZBPNGNEQAJSX-REOHCLBHSA-N

Chemical Details

Formal Charge 0
Atom Count 14
Chiral Atom Count 1
Chiral Atoms CA
Bond Count 13
Aromatic Bond Count 0
Leaving Atoms n/a

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank ID DB02345   (Stereoisomeric match)
Name Selenocysteine
Groups experimental
Description A naturally occurring amino acid in both eukaryotic and prokaryotic organisms. It is found in tRNAs and in the catalytic site of some enzymes. The genes for glutathione peroxidase and formate dehydrogenase contain the TGA codon, which codes for this amino acid. [PubChem]
CAS number 4408-78-0
Drug Info/Drug Targets: DrugBank 3.0: a comprehensive resource for 'omics' research on drugs. Knox C, Law V, Jewison T, Liu P, Ly S, Frolkis A, Pon A, Banco K, Mak C, Neveu V, Djoumbou Y, Eisner R, Guo AC, Wishart DS. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan; 39 (Database issue):D1035-41. | PMID: 21059682