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  3. 5-Aminolevulinic acid

5-Aminolevulinic acid (Synonyms: 5-ALA; δ-Aminolevulinic acid; 5-Amino-4-oxopentanoic acid)

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5-Aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) is a non-protein amino acid that plays a rate-limiting role in heme biosynthesis.

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5-Aminolevulinic acid Chemical Structure

5-Aminolevulinic acid Chemical Structure

CAS No. : 106-60-5

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5-Aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) is a non-protein amino acid that plays a rate-limiting role in heme biosynthesis.

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Human Endogenous Metabolite


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5-Aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) enhances the immune response of L. vannamei to V. parahaemolyticus, upregulates immune- and defense-related genes, and enhances aerobic energy metabolism, respectively[1].

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