PubChem Notes:

Alanine A non-essential amino acid that occurs in high levels in its free state in plasma. It is produced from pyruvate by transamination. It is involved in sugar and acid metabolism, increases IMMUNITY, and provides energy for muscle tissue, BRAIN, and the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.

A - definition from Biology-Online.org

["A", is the first letter (in Capital form) of the english alphabet "A", in biochemistry, stands for adenine "A", in measurements, stands for ampere "A", in physics, stands for mass number "A"-shaped object: something shaped like a letter "A" In music, "A" is the 6th note in c major: the sixth note of a scale in c major. The A above middle c is often used to tune instruments and is standardized at a frequency of 440 hertz. graphic representation of the tone of A In education, "A" is (in general) the highest grade: the highest grade in a series In medicine, "A" is a human blood type of the ABO system containing the A antigen. Somebody with this type of blood can donate to people of the same group or of the ab group, and can receive blood from people with this type or with type O.

MediLexicon Ala - Medical Dictionary Definition for Term 'Ala'

[1. Symbol for alanine or its monoradical or diradical.

Molecular Formula: C3H7NO2

InChI: InChI=1/C3H7NO2/c1-2(4)3(5)6/h2H,4H2,1H3,(H,5,6)/t2-/m0/s1/f/h5H

SMILES: C[[email protected]](N)C(O)=O

CAS number 56-41-7

    L-2-Aminopropionic acid
    (S)-2-aminopropanoic acid
    (2S)-2-aminopropanoic acid

    PubChem CID 5950
    Beilstein =1720248
    CAS 56-41-7 (from NIST)
    ChEBI 16977
    chemPDB ALA
    Gmelin 49628
    Kegg C00041
    PubChem ID 10527484
    PubChem ID 3343