Tryptophan Price Trends
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Procurement Resource provides prices of Tryptophan for several regions around the globe, which are as follows:
- North America
- South America
- Asia Pacific
- Middle East
Tryptophan is not only found in most proteins, but it also acts as a precursor of serotonin. Tryptophan is converted to 5-hydroxy-tryptophan (5-HTP), which in turn, is converted into serotonin, a neurotransmitter that is also essential in regulating appetite, sleep, mood, as well as pain. Tryptophan is a natural sedative which is present in dairy products, meats, brown rice, fish, and even in soybeans.
Chemical Formula of Tryptophan:
- (2S)-2-amino-3-(1H-indol-3-yl) propanoic acid
- 2-Amino-3-(1H-indol-3-yl)propanoic acid
- 204.22 g/mol
- Pharmaceutical Drug
Production of Tryptophan via Fermentation.
Tryptophan production at industrial level utilises biosynthesis and is based on the fermentation of serine and indole. The process involves the use of either wild-type or genetically modified bacteria such as B. amyloliquefaciens, C. glutamicum or E. coli. These microbial strains carry mutations and the conversion is catalysed by the enzyme tryptophan synthase
- Penta Manufacturing Company
- Charkit Chemical Company LLC
- Acros Organics
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