OBO ID: CHEBI:73169
Term Name: L-BMAA Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • 3-(methylamino)-L-alanine
  • beta-N-methylamino-L-alanine
  • BMAA
  • L-alpha-amino-beta-(methylamino)propanoic acid
  • L-alpha-amino-beta-(methylamino)propionic acid
Definition: A non-proteinogenic L-alpha-amino acid that is L-alanine in which one of the methyl hydrogens is replaced by a methylamino group. A non-proteinogenic amino acid produced by cyanobacteria, it is a neurotoxin that has been postulated as a possible cause of neurodegenerative disorders of aging such as Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/parkinsonism-dementia complex (ALS-PDC) syndrome of Guam.
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Ontology: Chebi
PHENOTYPE No data available