D-aminolevulinic acid

D-aminolevulinic acid

NH2CH2COCH2CH2COOH;an acid formed by d-aminolevulinate synthase from glycine and succinyl-coenzyme A; a precursor of porphobilinogen, hence an important intermediate in the biosynthesis of haematin. Ala levels are elevated in cases of lead poisoning.

Retrieved from "http://www.biology-online.org/bodict/index.php?title=D-aminolevulinic_acid&oldid=27830"
First | Previous (D-aminolevulinate dehydratase porphyria) | Next (D-aminolevulinic acid synthase) | Last
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page.