- CAS RN: 372-75-8
- Mol Formula: C6H13N3O3
- Mol Weight: 175.19
The organic compound citrulline is an Î±-amino acid. In the body, citrulline is produced as a byproduct of the enzymatic production of nitric oxide from the amino acid arginine, catalyzed by nitric oxide synthase. This is an essential reaction in the body because nitric oxide is an important vasodilator required for regulating blood pressure. Circulating citrulline concentration is, in humans, a biomarker of intestinal functionality.
We have successfully synthesized the L-Citrulline. This will be of interest to pharmaceutical companies and analytical labs.