Chemical formula: C₃H₇NO₂  Molecular mass: 89.093 g/mol  PubChem compound: 5950

Active ingredient description

The alanine is an a-amino acid and the L-stereoisomer is one of the 24 protein amino acids encoded by the human genetic code. The a-carbon of alanine is a methyl group (-CH3). Based on this characteristic, alanine is classified as “non-polar” or “hydrophobic” amino acid. Also the methyl alanine is relatively chemically inert, which means that the alanine almost never involved in the functionality of the proteins, but is usually a structural part of the proteins, without being part of the “active site” of them.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code Group title Classification
V06DD Amino acids, incl. combinations with polypeptides V Various → V06 General nutrients → V06D Other nutrients
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Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

External identifiers

CAS Substance: 56-41-7
DrugBank Drug: DB00160
KEGG Drug: D00012
PubChem Compound: 5950
RxNorm Ingredient: 426
SNOMED-CT Concept: 58753009
Alanine (substance)
UNII Identifier: OF5P57N2ZX


Alanine is an active ingredient of these brands:

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