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beta-Alanine MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
beta-Alanine
Tree Number(s)
D12.125.042.070
Unique ID
D015091
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015091
Scope Note
An amino acid formed in vivo by the degradation of dihydrouracil and carnosine. Since neuronal uptake and neuronal receptor sensitivity to beta-alanine have been demonstrated, the compound may be a false transmitter replacing GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID. A rare genetic disorder, hyper-beta-alaninemia, has been reported.
Entry Term(s)
3-Aminopropionic Acid
beta-Alanine Hydrochloride
beta-Alanine, Calcium Salt (2:1)
beta-Alanine, Monopotassium Salt
beta-Alanine, Monosodium Salt
Registry Number
11P2JDE17B
Related Numbers
107-95-9
16690-93-0
36321-40-1
39748-53-3
6057-90-5
CAS Type 1 Name
beta-Alanine
Previous Indexing
Alanine (1966-1978)
Amino Acids (1966-1978)
Public MeSH Note
92; was 3-AMINOPROPIONIC ACID 1979-91 (see under ALANINE 1979-90); BETA-ALANINE was see 3-AMINOPROPIONIC ACID 1979-91
Online Note
use BETA-ALANINE to search 3-AMINOPROPIONIC ACID 1979-90
History Note
92; was 3-AMINOPROPIONIC ACID 1979-91 (see under ALANINE 1979-90); BETA-ALANINE was see 3-AMINOPROPIONIC ACID 1979-91
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1978/05/16
Revision Date
2013/07/08
beta-Alanine Preferred
beta-Alanine, Monosodium Salt Narrower
beta-Alanine, Monopotassium Salt Narrower
beta-Alanine Hydrochloride Narrower
beta-Alanine, Calcium Salt (2:1) Narrower
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