Leucine is an alpha-amino acid used in the biosynthesis of proteins that is not synthesized by animals and must be ingested. Leucine is an activator of mTOR, stimulating muscle protein synthesis. Leucine is also used in hemoglobin formation.
D-Leucine has been used to protect mice from seizures and D-leucine specifically terminates seizures in mice after in the onset of seizure activity, while in breast cancers it can inhibit system L(LAT1) based growth. D-Leucine also triggers the disassembly of amyloid fibers linking biofilms.
NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
MW: 131.17 g/mol
Storage/Handling: Store at 5°C.
PubChem Chemical ID: 439524