Chemical formula: C₃H₇NO₂ Molecular mass: 89.093 g/mol PubChem compound: 5950
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.
This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:
Alanine is an active ingredient of these brands:
Note the following: The list of brand names is continuously updated, and thus does not include the total of products circulating worldwide.
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