The Function of ALAD

Catalyzes an early step in the biosynthesis of tetrapyrroles. Binds two molecules of 5-aminolevulinate per subunit, each at a distinct site, and catalyzes their condensation to form porphobilinogen.

Protein names

Recommended name:

Delta-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase

Short name:


Alternative name(s):

Porphobilinogen synthase

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Substances That Increase ALAD

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