D-Amino Acids


The major sources of D-amino acids in Nature are bacteria. In these microorganisms, D-amino acids are part of peptidoglycan (a major component of the bacterial cell wall). In addition, also the compounds teichoic acids and poly-γ-glutamate contain D-amino acids.

In peptidoglycan, D-alanine or D-glutamate contribute to antibiotic resistance in some bacteria. Many diverse bacteria synthesize D-amino acids such as, D-methionine and D-leucine.

D-amino acids are also present in many venoms from platypus, funnel web spider, and cone snail produced by the action of isomerases.

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D-Amino Acids

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