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Aminolevulinic Acid (Levulan) Summary

Description: A compound produced from succinyl-CoA and GLYCINE as an intermediate in heme synthesis. It is used as a PHOTOCHEMOTHERAPY for actinic KERATOSIS.

Also Known As: Levulan; 5 Aminolevulinate; 5-Aminolaevulinate; 5-Aminolevulinate; Aminolevulinic Acid Hydrochloride Show All >>

Networked: 562 relevant articles (42 outcomes, 50 trials/studies) for this Drug

Key Diseases for which Aminolevulinic Acid is Relevant

  1. Acne Vulgaris : 8 outcomes 4 studies in 20 results
  2. Actinic Keratosis : 7 outcomes 4 studies in 46 results
  3. Basal Cell Carcinoma (Rodent Ulcer) : 6 outcomes 3 studies in 33 results
  4. Neoplasms (Cancer) : 4 outcomes 8 studies in 100 results
  5. Melanoma (Melanoma, Malignant) : 3 outcomes 1 study in 15 results
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Drugs Related to Aminolevulinic Acid

  1. 1-phenyl-3,3-dimethyltriazene (PDT)
  2. protoporphyrin IX
  3. Porphyrins
  4. Porphobilinogen
  5. temoporfin
  6. Photosensitizing Agents (Photosensitizers)
  7. Hydroxymethylbilane Synthase (Porphobilinogen Deaminase)
  8. Calcitriol (Calcijex)
  9. motexafin gadolinium
  10. tetraphenylporphyrin
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Therapies Related to Aminolevulinic Acid

  1. Photochemotherapy (Photodynamic Therapy)
  2. Radiotherapy
  3. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
  4. Gas Lasers
  5. Solid-State Lasers
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