OBO ID: CHEBI:17203
Term Name: L-proline Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • (-)-(S)-proline
  • (-)-2-pyrrolidinecarboxylic acid
  • (-)-proline
  • (2S)-pyrrolidine-2-carboxylic acid
  • (S)-2-carboxypyrrolidine
  • (S)-2-pyrrolidinecarboxylic acid
  • (S)-pyrrolidine-2-carboxylic acid
  • 2-Pyrrolidinecarboxylic acid
  • L-(-)-proline
  • L-alpha-pyrrolidinecarboxylic acid
  • L-Prolin
  • L-proline
  • L-pyrrolidine-2-carboxylic acid
  • P
  • prolina
  • proline
  • prolinum
Definition: Pyrrolidine in which the pro-S hydrogen at position 2 is substituted by a carboxylic acid group. L-Proline is the only one of the twenty DNA-encoded amino acids which has a secondary amino group alpha to the carboxyl group. It is an essential component of collagen and is important for proper functioning of joints and tendons. It also helps maintain and strengthen heart muscles.
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Ontology: Chebi
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