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Creation date2015-10-09 22:33:39 UTC
Update date2017-01-19 02:36:43 UTC
FoodComEx IDPC000972
FoodDB RecordFDB022212
Chemical Information
DescriptionHydroxyphenylacetylglycine is an acyl glycine. Acyl glycines are normally minor metabolites of fatty acids. However, the excretion of certain acyl glycines is increased in several inborn errors of metabolism. In certain cases the measurement of these metabolites in body fluids can be used to diagnose disorders associated with mitochondrial fatty acid beta-oxidation. Acyl glycines are produced through the action of glycine N-acyltransferase (EC which is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction: acyl-CoA + glycine < -- > CoA + N-acylglycine Hydroxyphenylacetylglycine is an endogenous human metabolite. It can be originated from the metabolism of tyramine, itself is a monoamine compound derived from the amino acid tyrosine. Hydroxyphenylacetylglycine can also be derived from the metabolism of 3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (L-DOPA). In the metabolism of tyrosine, this compound is involved in the reaction Hydroxyphenylacetyl-CoA + Glycine <=> Hydroxyphenylacetylglycine + CoA, catalyzed by acyltransferase enzymes (EC 2.3.1.-). Hydroxyphenylacetylglycine has been identified in human biofluids. (PMID: 14201174, 912020, 716472, 7096501, 7438429, 7438430) [HMDB]
CAS Number28116-23-6
[[(4-Hydroxyphenyl)acetyl]amino]acetic acidhmdb
Chemical FormulaC10H11NO4
IUPAC name2-[2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)acetamido]acetic acid
InChI IdentifierInChI=1S/C10H11NO4/c12-8-3-1-7(2-4-8)5-9(13)11-6-10(14)15/h1-4,12H,5-6H2,(H,11,13)(H,14,15)
Average Molecular Weight209.1986
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight209.068807845
Chemical Taxonomy
Description Belongs to the class of organic compounds known as n-acyl-alpha amino acids. N-acyl-alpha amino acids are compounds containing an alpha amino acid which bears an acyl group at its terminal nitrogen atom.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassOrganic acids and derivatives
ClassCarboxylic acids and derivatives
Sub ClassAmino acids, peptides, and analogues
Direct ParentN-acyl-alpha amino acids
Alternative Parents
  • N-acyl-alpha-amino acid
  • Phenylacetamide
  • 1-hydroxy-2-unsubstituted benzenoid
  • Phenol
  • Monocyclic benzene moiety
  • Benzenoid
  • Carboxamide group
  • Secondary carboxylic acid amide
  • Carboxylic acid
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Organonitrogen compound
  • Organopnictogen compound
  • Organic nitrogen compound
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • Organic oxide
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Aromatic homomonocyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAromatic homomonocyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
Experimental logPNot Available
Experimental Water SolubilityNot Available
Melting PointNot Available
Foods of Origin
FoodContent Range AverageReference
Production Data
Production Methodcommercial
Production Method ReferenceNot Available
Production Method Reference FileNot Available
Quantity AvailableProduction upon request, up to 5 mg
Delivery TimeNot Available
Storage Formsolid
Storage Conditions-80°C
StabilityNot Available
PurityNot Available
Spectral Data Upon RequestNot Available
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Rosa Vazquez
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