5-Methyl-DL-tryptophan is an analog of tryptophan. It is an inhibitor of anthranilate compound synthesis. Additionally, 5-methyl-DL-tryptophan is used to select for genetic mutants of Methanococcus voltae. It is a repressor of the Trp operon and a tryptophanase substrate as well.
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY GRADE
MW: 218.260 g/mol
White to off-white powder
Forms a colorless to slightly yellow, clear solution when dissolved 5% in 1M NaOH or a colorless to slightly rose-colored, clear solution when dissolved 5% in HCl.
Storage/Handling: Store desiccated at 4°C. Protect from light.
PubChem ID: 92852
|MOLECULAR BIOLOGY GRADE
|Store desiccated at 4°C. Protect from light.