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Guanidinopropionic acid

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3DMet  B00534
Melting point  222 °C
Related compounds  Dimethylacetamide
Appearance  White crystals
Guanidinopropionic acid
Related alkanoic acids  Sarcosine Dimethylglycine Glycocyamine Creatine N-Methyl-D-aspartic acid beta-Methylamino-L-alanine Arginine

β-Guanidinopropionic acid, also referred to as guanidinopropionic acid, beta-guanidinopropionic acid or β-GPA, is a dietary supplement.

β-Guanidinopropionic acid is a white crystalline powder soluble in water (50 mg/ml-clear, colorless solution).

Studies on animals (rats, monkeys, hamsters) show that acidic guanidine derivatives such as β-GPA can ameliorate hyperglycemia in animal models of noninsulin-dependent diabetes.

Though the oral availability of β-GPA is well established, the basic uptake mechanism has not been studied yet.

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Guanidinopropionic acid Wikipedia


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