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5-Aminolevulinic acid (ALA) is a compound which is widely present in the biosphere and plays an important role in the living body as an intermediate of the tetrapyrrole compound biosynthesis pathway for vitamin B12, heme, chlorophyll, etc. ALA is of interest as a biodegradable herbicide, an insecticide, a growth regulator for plants, a precursor of heme proteins, and an effective agent used in photodynamic therapy of cancer. At this time we are able to supply ALA and its derivatives at special low Price
JP(Yen), due to our introduction of new methods for producing them.


5-ALA is applied in variety of scientific fields with wide range. Examples of applications are shown below.
Please refer published papers for details of specific applications.

  • Application in production of Cytochrome P450
  • Improvement of harvest yield or increase of plant greenness
  • Supplement for culture of microorganism or cells from animals
  • Research relating production of active oxygen derived from accumulation of excess amount of porphirins
  • Photodynamic diagnosis for cancer research

Product List

Product Name Cat# Quantity Price

5-Aminolevulinic Acid hydrochloride (5-ALA)

CRI-AL-00-1 1G

¥ 20,000
$ 267
€ 200

5-Aminolevulinic Acid hydrochloride (5-ALA)

CRI-AL-00-2 5G

¥ 80,000
$ 1067
€ 800

5-Aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride (5-ALA) (Cell Culture Tested)

CRI-AL-05-1 1G

¥ 32,000
$ 427
€ 320

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To be used for research only. DO NOT use for human gene therapy or clinical diagnosis.