Proline (C5H9NO2)

Structural Formula

Vander waal Structure

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IUPAC name : Proline
Other names :Pyrrolidine-2-carboxylic acid

Non-Essential - Proteogenic - Glycogenic
Non-Polar, Hydrophobic - Aliphatic

Main Functions:

Critical component of cartilage , and hence health of joints, tendons and ligaments.
Involved in keeping heart muscle strong.
The main precursor to Proline is Glutamate.
Secondary precursor to Proline is Ornithine (minor amino acid).
Works in conjunction with Vitamin C in keeping skin and joints healthy.

Proline Excess Seen In:

Chronic Liver Disease
Sepsis (infection of the blood)
Acute alcohol intake.
Chemical formula C5H9NO2
Molar mass 115.13 g·mol-1
Appearance Transparent crystals
Melting point 205 to 228 °C (401 to 442 °F; 478 to 501 K)
Solubility 1.5g/100g ethanol 19 degC[2]
log P -0.06
Source: Wikipedia