Background Information: A novel quaternary pyridinium poly-amino acid present in elastin. Suggested to be responsible for the cross-linking of elastin leading to the formation of insoluble fibers. Urinary excretion of desmosine is a useful indicator of elastin breakdown resulting from increased elastase activity.
Molecular Weight: 525.6
Presentation: Lyophilized. Packaged under inert gas.
Storage Conditions: Shipped at Ambient Temperature. Store at -20°C.
Empirical Formula: C24H39N5O8
Purity: ≥99% by TLC