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.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This research was supported by the Kyung Hee University, 2005 Research Funding and and Korea Institute of Industial Technology Evaluation and Planning (M 1-0310-22-0002).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Medicine
- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry