Desmosine


Desmosine
Desmosine
Identifiers
CAS number 11003-57-9
PubChem 25435
ChemSpider 23745 YesY
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Properties
Molecular formula C24H40N5O8
Molar mass 526.6 g mol−1
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
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A desmosine cross-link is formed from three allysyl side chains plus one unaltered lysyl side chain from the same or neighbouring polypeptides.

It is found in elastin. Desmosine causes a yellow color.

This desmosine is responsible for the rubber properties of elastin.