Hepato-neuro lab

Tyrosine

 An amino acid, the structual unit of protein.

One of the 20 amino acids, structual units of protein. Peptidic unit (NH2-CH-COOH) is link to residue (CH2-C6H4-OH). When it is modified by oxidative stress, -OH become -NO2 (nitrotyrosine).

Chemical structure of tyrosine
Chemical structure of tyrosine