n-formylmethionine leucyl-phenylalaninemedical dictionary

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N-formylmethionyl-leucyl-phenylalanine. A formylated tripeptide originally isolated from bacterial filtrates that is positively chemotactic to polymorphonuclear leucocytes, and causes them to release lysosomal enzymes and become metabolically activated.

Chemical name: L-Phenylalanine, N-(N-(N-formyl-L-methionyl)-L-leucyl)-

(12 Dec 1998)