Buchem Stable Isotopes
Over the last 25 years, Buchem BV has synthesized a broad range of stable isotope, labelled molecules (D, 13C,15N).
Buchem’s products all pass rigorous quality control tests prior to being released to inventory for use by our customers. Certificates of Analysis (CoAs) are supplied with every order. Lot-specific technical data sheets are available upon request. All compounds are 98%+ chemically pure, unless otherwise stated.
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Pyridoxal-phosphate (PLP, pyridoxal-5'-phosphate, P5P) is a prosthetic group of certain enzymes. PLP is also the active form of Vitamin B6, which comprises three natural organic compounds, pyridoxal and pyridoxamine. This co-factor acts as an electron sink to stabilize carbanionic intermediates in both substitution and elimination reactions involving aminated compounds.
PLP acts as a coenzyme in all transamination reactions, and in certain decarboxylation, deamination, and racemization reactions of amino acids.
PLP plays a role in the conversion of levodopa into dopamine, facilitates the conversion of the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate to the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA, and allows SAM to be decarboxylated to form propylamine, which is a precursor to polyamines.
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