«Carnitine (β-hydroxy-γ-N-trimethylaminobutyric acid, 3-hydroxy-4-N,N,N-trimethylaminobutyrate) is a quaternary ammonium compound involved in metabolism in most mammals, plants, and some bacteria. Carnitine may exist in two isomers, labeled D-carnitine and L-carnitine, which are both biologically active. At room temperature, pure carnitine is a white powder, and a water-soluble zwitterion with low toxicity. Carnitine only exists in animals as the L-enantiomer, and D-carnitine is toxic because it inhibits the activity of L-carnitine. Carnitine, derived from an amino acid, is found in nearly all organisms and animal tissue. Carnitine is the generic expression for a number of compounds that include L-carnitine, acetyl-L-carnitine, and propionyl-L-carnitine. It is most accumulated in cardiac and skeletal muscle as it accounts for 0.1% of its dry matter. It was first derived from meat extracts in 1905, therefore the name carnitine is derived from Latin "carnus" or flesh. The body synthesizes enough carnitine from lysine side chains to keep up with the needs of energy production in the body as carnitine acts as a transporter of long-chain fatty acids into the mitochondria to be oxidized and produce energy. Some individuals with genetic or medical disorders (such as preterm infants) cannot make enough, so this makes carnitine a conditionally essential nutrient for them.» (wikipedia)
Do something with L-carnitine
Lists what BioMindmap can do with its medical objects for demo purposes.
- See 14 Biolinks that connect L-carnitine with other objects
- Group Biolinks by type — promoters and inhibitors separately
- Summarize how other objects relate to L-carnitine
- There are 4 Evidences supporting 14 L-carnitine Biolinks
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The ValidityScore showsthe quality of evidences, with max 9.9.
- L-carnitine Mindmap — near connections
- Mindmap with ValidityScore 5.0 — near connections
- Mindmap of L-carnitine. and Subnodes: .
- Find Path to another object.
- Build Custom Map
- Instream into nodes that connect into L-carnitine.
- Outstream from nodes that go out from L-carnitine.
- Promoters of L-carnitine
- What type is L-carnitine? Edit type Is it food or drug?
- Add biolink i.e. «X increases L-carnitine». Intuitively easy.
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