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Methyl aminolevulinate

Methyl aminolevulinate
Systematic (IUPAC) name
methyl 5-amino-4-oxo-pentanoate
CAS number 33320-16-0
ATC code L01XD03
PubChem 157922
DrugBank APRD01105
Chemical data
Formula C6H11NO3 
Mol. mass 145.156 g/mol
Pharmacokinetic data
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Therapeutic considerations
Pregnancy cat.


Legal status
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Methyl aminolevulinate is a prodrug that is metabolised to Protoporphyrin IX (sensitizer) used in photodynamic therapy.

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