Synthesis of 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) and its t-Butyl ester for the fluorescence detection of early cancer

Min Seok Kang, Dong Myung Kim, Sook Kim Jeong, Jin Hyun Jeong

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Abstract

5-Aminolevulinic acid and its derivatives, which are known to affect the early diagnosis and treatment of cancer, have been synthesized. Simple methods for the synthesis of 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA), a precursor of porphyrins, have been developed in our laboratory for use in studies on the biosynthesis of porphyrins.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1111-1113
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of pharmacal research
Volume28
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Oct 31

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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