DAL

D-ALANINE

DAL is found in 216 entries

DAL in polymers: 188 entries. Examples include: 148L, 1AJ1, 1BCK

DAL as free ligands, exist in 28 entries. Examples include 1C0P, 1HHU, 1HHY

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Chemical Component Summary

Name D-ALANINE
Identifiers (2R)-2-aminopropanoic acid
Formula C3 H7 N O2
Molecular Weight 89.09 g/mol
Type D-peptide linking
Isomeric SMILES C[C@@H](N)C(O)=O
InChI InChI=1S/C3H7NO2/c1-2(4)3(5)6/h2H,4H2,1H3,(H,5,6)/t2-/m1/s1
InChI Key QNAYBMKLOCPYGJ-UWTATZPHSA-N

Chemical Details

Formal Charge 0
Atom Count 13
Chiral Atom Count 1
Chiral Atoms CA
Bond Count 12
Aromatic Bond Count 0
Leaving Atoms OXT H2 HXT

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank ID DB00160   (Different stereochemistry)
Name L-Alanine
Groups
  • approved
  • nutraceutical
Description A non-essential amino acid that occurs in high levels in its free state in plasma. It is produced from pyruvate by transamination. It is involved in sugar and acid metabolism, increases immunity, and provides energy for muscle tissue, brain, and the central nervous system. [PubChem]
Synonyms
  • (2S)-2-Aminopropanoic acid
  • (S)-2-Aminopropanoic acid
  • (S)-Alanine
  • ALA
  • Alanine
  • L-2-Aminopropionic acid
  • L-alpha-Alanine
  • L-α-alanine
[more]
Brand Names
  • Aminosyn
  • Aminosyn 10%
  • Aminosyn 5%
  • Aminosyn 7%
  • Aminosyn 8.5%
  • Aminosyn Sulfite Free
  • Freamine Hbc
  • Freamine III
  • Novamine
  • Travasol
  • Vamin 18 Electrolyte-free
[more]
Affected Organism Humans and other mammals
Indication Used for protein synthesis.
Pharmacology Is an important source of energy for muscle tissue, the brain and central nervous system; strengthens the immune system by producing antibodies; helps in the metabolism of sugars and organic acids.
Mechanism of action L-Alanine is a non-essential amino acid that occurs in high levels in its free state in plasma. It is produced from pyruvate by transamination. It is involved in sugar and acid metabolism, increases immunity, and provides energy for muscle tissue, brain, and the central nervous system. BCAAs are used as a source of energy for muscle cells. During prolonged exercise, BCAAs are released from skeletal muscles and their carbon backbones are used as fuel, while their nitrogen portion is used to form another amino acid, Alanine. Alanine is then converted to Glucose by the liver. This form of energy production is called the Alanine-Glucose cycle, and it plays a major role in maintaining the body's blood sugar balance.
Route of administration intravenous
Categories
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Micronutrients
  • Supplements
  • Non-Essential Amino Acids
CAS number 56-41-7
Drug Info/Drug Targets: DrugBank 3.0: a comprehensive resource for 'omics' research on drugs. Knox C, Law V, Jewison T, Liu P, Ly S, Frolkis A, Pon A, Banco K, Mak C, Neveu V, Djoumbou Y, Eisner R, Guo AC, Wishart DS. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan; 39 (Database issue):D1035-41. | PMID: 21059682