Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Compound: 5-aminolevulinate

Systematic Name: 5-amino-4-oxo-pentanoate

Synonyms: 5-amino-4-oxopentanoate, 5-amino-4-oxo-pentanoic acid, 5-amino-levulinic acid, 5-amino-4-oxopentanoic acid, δ-aminolevulinate, 5-aminolevulinic acid, 5-amino-levulinate, ALA, δ-aminolevulinic acid

Chemical Formula: C5H9NO3

Molecular Weight: 131.13 Daltons

Monoisotopic Molecular Weight: 132.0660681925 Daltons

5-aminolevulinate compound structure

SMILES: C(C(C[N+])=O)CC([O-])=O

InChI: InChI=1S/C5H9NO3/c6-3-4(7)1-2-5(8)9/h1-3,6H2,(H,8,9)


Unification Links: CAS:106-60-5, ChEBI:356416, HMDB:HMDB01149, IAF1260:34963, KEGG:C00430, MetaboLights:MTBLC356416, PubChem:7048523

Standard Gibbs Free Energy of Change Formation (ΔfG in kcal/mol): -112.89

Reactions known to consume the compound:

tetrapyrrole biosynthesis I (from glutamate) :
2 5-aminolevulinate → porphobilinogen + H+ + 2 H2O

Reactions known to produce the compound:

tetrapyrrole biosynthesis I (from glutamate) :
(S)-4-amino-5-oxopentanoate → 5-aminolevulinate

This compound has been characterized as an alternative substrate of the following enzymes: Transport of a dipeptide, transport of a tripeptide

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