5-aminnolevulinic acid (5-ALA)
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.
Plant nutrition, Animal nutrition, Beauty care, Human nutrition, Pharmaceuticals/formulations