felinine

felinine

(fē'li-nin),
A sulfur-containing amino acid of Felis catus and some other members of the Felidae, excreted in the urine of cats and is particularly concentrated in intact male cats; has cysteine and methionine precursors; is 2-amino-7-hydroxy-5,5-dimethyl-4-thiaheptanoic acid; in blood is a bound glutathiuone conjugate peptide; gamma glutamy felinyl glycine; likely serves as a precursor to a territorial pheromone marker.

felinine

an amino acid in the urine of cats. Its role in the metabolism in cats and its significance in the urine are unknown.
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Importance of sulfate, cysteine and methionine as precursors to felinine synthesis by domestic cats (Feliscatus).
A Major Urinary Protein of the Domestic Cat Regulates the Production of Felinine, a Putative Pheromone Precursor.
Cats produce a unique product called felinine that is made from the sulfur-containing amino acids.