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5-aminnolevulinic acid (5-ALA)

5-aminnolevulinic acid (5-ALA)

A special amino acid produced by leading fermentation technology

5-aminnolevulinic acid (5-ALA, C5H9NO3, Mr: 131.13; CAS No.: 106-60-5) is an organic compound containing oxygen and nitrogen elements. As an essential precursor for biosynthesis of tetrapyrrole compounds such as heme, chlorophyll and vitamin B12, this non-protein amino acid is widely found in bacteria, fungi, animals and plants, having important effects on plant photosynthesis and cellular energy metabolism.

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Plant nutrition, Animal nutrition, Beauty care, Human nutrition, Pharmaceuticals/formulations