Product Name: 5-Hydroxytryptophan
CAS No: 56-69-9; 4350-09-8
Synonyms: 2-amino-3-(5-hydroxy-1H-indol-3-yl)propanoic acid
MF: C11H12N2O3
MW: 220.22
Purity: 98% HPLC
CatLog: FS-HE-R015


5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), also known as oxitriptan, is a naturally occurring amino acid and chemical precursor as well as a metabolic intermediate in the biosynthesis of the neurotransmitter serotonin. 5-Hydroxytryptophan is the immediate precursor in the biosynthesis of SEROTONIN from tryptophan. It is used as an antiepileptic and antidepressant.