Analytical techniques for the detection of α-amino-β-methylaminopropionic acid.

@article{Cohen2012AnalyticalTF,
  title={Analytical techniques for the detection of α-amino-β-methylaminopropionic acid.},
  author={Steven A. Cohen},
  journal={The Analyst},
  year={2012},
  volume={137 9},
  pages={1991-2005}
}
The non-protein amino acid L-α-amino-β-methylaminopropionic acid (BMAA) has been linked to several neurodegenerative diseases. Its presence in trace amounts in complex sample such as bacterial, plant and mammalian tissue extracts and hydrolyzates makes analysis a complicated process requiring good analytical technique. There are conflicting reports in the literature regarding the presence or absence of BMAA in key samples, but the absence of standardized or validated methods makes comparison of… CONTINUE READING
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