oa South African Medical Journal - Neurochemical aspects of porphyria - studies on the possible neurotoxicity of delta-aminolaevulinic acid
|Article Title||Neurochemical aspects of porphyria - studies on the possible neurotoxicity of delta-aminolaevulinic acid|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Chemical Pathology, University of Stellenbosch and Tygerberg Hospital, Parowvallei, CP|
|Publication Date||Mar 1975|
|Pages||576 - 580|
|Keyword(s)||Chemical pathology, Delta-aminolaevulinic acid, Neurochemical aspects, Neurology, Neurotoxicity and Porphyria|
It has been proposed that delta-aminolaevulinic acid (ALA), which is overproduced in the inherited hepatic porphyrias, may be responsible for the neurological manifestations of the acute attacks seen in these disorders.
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