Synthesis of 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) and itst-butyl ester for the fluorescence detection of early cancer
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5-Aminolevulinic acid and its derivatives, which are known to affect the early diagnosis and treatment of cancer, have been synthesized. Simple methods for the synthesis of 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA), a precursor of porphyrins, have been developed in our laboratory for use in studies on the biosynthesis of porphyrins.
Key words5-Aminolevulinic acid Fluorescence detection ALA PDT
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