Synonym: (±)-Sodium 3-methyl-2-oxovalerate, 3-Methyl-2-oxopentanoic acid sodium salt, DL--Keto--methylvaleric acid sodium salt, Ketoisoleucine sodium salt
Linear Formula: CH3CH2CH(CH3)COCOONa
Molecular Weight: 152.12
CAS Number: 3715-31-9
5 g in poly bottle
(±)-3-Methyl-2-oxovaleric acid sodium salt is a mixture of the D- and L-3-methyl-2-oxovaleric acids. 3-methyl-2-oxovaleric acid is used as a substrate to study the specificity, distribution and kinetics of -keto acid dehydrogenases. -keto--methylvaleric acid is used to inhibit the mitochondrial -ketoglutarate dehydrogenase complex (KGDHC) to induce and study nerve cell death. -keto--methylvaleric acid may be studied as a reactive oxygen scavenger.