Osmolosis agentOther Metabolites Mapped to 'Osmolyte'HMDB0000043 (Betaine) HMDB0000087 (Dimethylamine) HMDB0000211 (myo-Inositol) HMDB0000251 (Taurine) HMDB0000925 (Trimethylamine N-oxide) HMDB0001252 (Betaine aldehyde) HMDB0004827 (Proline betaine) HMDB0000131 (Glycerol) HMDB0000257 (Thiosulfate) HMDB0000492 (Chloride ion)
- HMDB0000240 (Sulfite)
- A chemical substance that affects osmosis. osmolytes are soluble in the cell or in the fluid between cells, and are utilized by cells during water stress to maintain the cell volume.
- Parent Term
- Biological role
- Parent Definition
- The biological function of a chemical. the biological role answers the question how a chemical is involved in molecular processes in an organism. this can include biochemical effects of non-endogenous chemicals, which are also assigned an industrial application such as pharmaceuticals. the biological role is limited to cellular levls, and will not include role at system process level, such as a chemical which has a role in a disease.