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N,N-Dimethylglycine (DMG) is a natural N-methylated glycine that is used in comparative analysis with other N-methylated glycines such as sarcosine and βine. Used in the development of glycine-based ionic liquids and emulsifiers. Also it is potentially useful as a biomarker of protein degradation in COPD patients. DMG is used as a substrate to identify, differentiate and characterize amino acid methyltransferase(s).
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Jing-Fang Zhu; Ling He; Lei Zhang; Ming Huang; Guo-Hong Tao. Experimental and theoretical enthalpies of formation of glycine-based sulfate/bisulfate amino acid ionic liquids. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2012, 116(1), 113-119.
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
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