Tryptophan is an essential amino acid in the human diet. Its functions as a serotonin precursor have increased interest in its ability to treat depression and epilepsy; however, there has been inconclusive evidence in clinical trials regarding its efficacy in humans. Safety has also been a concern.
It is widely used in molecular genetics as an auxotrophic genetic marker in yeast gene disruption experiments.
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY GRADE
MW: 204.23 g/mol
Color/Purity: White to light yellow crystalline powder. Forms a colorless or nearly colorless solution when dissolved 1% in 1M HCl or water.
Storage/Handling: Protect from light.
PubChem Chemical ID: 6305
|Grade||MOLECULAR BIOLOGY GRADE|
|Storage/Handling||Store at room temperature.|