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Aminolevulinic Acid

Known as: Delta Aminolevulinic Acid, delta-ALA, 5-Amino-4-oxopentanoic Acid 
The active ingredient in a drug used to treat actinic keratosis (a skin condition that may become cancer). The drug is also being studied in the… Expand
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Review
2006
Review
2006
BACKGROUND 5-Aminolevulinic acid is a non-fluorescent prodrug that leads to intracellular accumulation of fluorescent porphyrins… Expand
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
OBJECT It has been established that 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) induces the accumulation of fluorescent porphyrins in… Expand
Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
OBJECTIVE Survival after surgery and radiotherapy for the treatment of malignant gliomas is linked to the completeness of tumor… Expand
Review
1997
Review
1997
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) for cancer patients has developed into an important new clinical treatment modality in the past 25… Expand
Review
1997
Review
1997
The iron(I1) complex of protoporphyrin IX (PpIX)? (heme) is bound to different proteins to form key biomolecules (hemoproteins… Expand
Highly Cited
1996
Highly Cited
1996
PURPOSE We determined whether the sensitivity of detecting dysplasia or early bladder cancer can be improved by 5-aminolevulinic… Expand
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Highly Cited
1993
Highly Cited
1993
Treatment of cells with agents that stimulate the release of arachidonic acid causes increased serine phosphorylation and… Expand
Highly Cited
1990
Highly Cited
1990
5-Aminolaevulinic acid (ALA) is a precursor of protoporphyrin IX (Pp IX) in the biosynthetic pathway for haem. Certain types of… Expand
Highly Cited
1982
Highly Cited
1982
gamma-Aminolevulinic acid (ALA) dehydratase catalyzes the synthesis of porphobilinogen (PBG) from two molecules of ALA. A… Expand
Highly Cited
1956
Highly Cited
1956
A number of recent studies have shown that &aminolevulinic acid (SAL) and porphobilinogen (PBG) are early intermediates in the… Expand
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