OBO ID: CHEBI:17549
Term Name: 5-aminolevulinic acid Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • 5-ALA
  • 5-Amino-4-oxopentanoate
  • 5-amino-4-oxopentanoic acid
  • 5-Amino-4-oxovaleric acid
  • 5-Aminolevulinate
  • aminolevulinic acid
  • dALA
  • delta-ALA
  • delta-aminolevulinic acid
Definition: The simplest delta-amino acid in which the hydrogens at the gamma position are replaced by an oxo group. It is metabolised to protoporphyrin IX, a photoactive compound which accumulates in the skin. Used (in the form of the hydrochloride salt)in combination with blue light illumination for the treatment of minimally to moderately thick actinic keratosis of the face or scalp.
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Ontology: Chebi
PHENOTYPE No data available