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    CAS Number: 2577-62-0

    DL-2,6-Diaminopimelic Acid

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    DL-2,6-Diaminopimelic Acid is a stereoisomer of mesodiaminopimelic acid (meso-DAP), a constituent of the peptidoglycans present in the cell walls of algae and most bacteria. DL-Diaminopimelic Acid is found in the cell wall of some actinomycetes, including Nocardia. DL-Diaminopimelic acid can be used as a reference material to detect markers of microbial origin in the rumen of ruminents like sheep.  Meso-DAP is a precursor to L-lysine and a component of cell wall peptidoglycan in the bacterial cell wall.

    Molecular Formula  C7H14N2O4

    Cummins CS (1962)  The chemical composition of cell walls of actinomycetes and its taxonomic application. Ann. Inst. Pasteur 103:385

    Ling JR and Buttery PJ (1978)  The simultaneous use of ribonucleic acid, 35S, 2–6 Diaminopimelic Acid and 2-aminoethyl phosphonic acid as markers of microbial nitrogen entering the duodenum of sheep. Br. J. Nutr. 39:165

    Satynarayana S. et al (2001)  Determination of diamino acids in peptidoglycans from anaerobic bacteria.  Amino Acids 21:221