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Empirical formula: C3H7N1O2
a: 6.025 Å
b: 12.324 Å
c: 5.783 Å
α (alpha): 90.00 °
β (beta): 90.00 °
γ (gamma): 90.00 °
Volume: 429.40 Å3
Space group: P212121
Calculated density: 1.378 g/cm3
Z: 4
Formula weight: 89.094 g/mole
Short description: Alanine is a non-essential amino acid.
Common name: Alanine
Keyword: Epstein-Barr virus
CSD refcode: ALAHCL
Keyword: prostate
Common name: L-Alanine
Layman's explanation: Alanine is a non-essential amino acid whose main function seems to be the metabolism of tryptophan and pyridoxine. Alanine is located in prostate fluid, and may play an important role in prostate health. Good sources of alanine are meat, poultry, eggs, dairy products, and fish. High levels of alanine along with low levels of tyrosine and phenylalanine have been associated with the Epstein-Barr virus and chronic fatigue syndrome. Low levels have been found in patients with hypoglycemia, diabetes, and alcohol induced hepatitis.
Citation of a publication: M.S.Lehmann, T.F.Koetzle, W.C.Hamilton; M.S.Lehmann, T.F.Koetzle, W.C.Hamilton
Lab name: Common molecules
Sample provider: Obtained courtesy of the Cambridge Structural Database
Status: Complete, visible to public
Repository Files:
LALNIN12.cif lalnin12.crt lalnin12.ort LALNIN12.pdb lalnin12.sdt

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