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In biochemistry, beta-alanine is the only naturally occurring beta amino acid, which are amino acids in which the amino group is at the -position from the carboxylate group (i.e., two atoms away). The IUPAC name for beta-alanine would be 3-aminopropionic acid. Unlike its normal counterpart, L-alanine, beta-alanine has no chiral center. beta-alanine is not used in the biosynthesis of any major proteins or enzymes. It is formed in vivo by the degradation of dihydrouracil and carnosine. It is a component of the naturally occurring peptides carnosine and anserine and also of pantothenic acid (Vitamin B-5) which itself is a component of coenzyme A. Under normal conditions, beta-alanine is metabolized into acetic acid. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Beta alanine (Wikipedia)

Beta-Alanine is an amino acid metabolite converted from Anserine. Formed in vivo by the degradation of dihydrouracil and carnosine. Since neuronal uptake and neuronal receptor sensitivity to beta-alanine have been shown, the compound may be a false transmitter replacing Gamma-aminobutyric acid(GABA). Increased with Hyper Beta-Alanemia, a rare genetic disorder. Information from Online Medical 2006 12 22. Source: Regenstrief Institute

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Beta alanine
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zh-CN Chinese (China) Beta 丙氨酸
Synonyms: B-Ala;Beta-丙氨酸;β丙氨酸;β-丙氨酸
fr-CA French (Canada) Bêta-alanine
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Beetaalaniin
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Beta alanina
it-IT Italian (Italy) Beta alanina
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Beta alanin
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Бета аланин
Synonyms: Бета-аланин
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) bèta-alanine
fr-BE French (Belgium) Béta-alanine