National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Testing Status of L-beta-Methylaminoalanine - 08035


CASRN: 15920-93-1

Formula: C4-H10-N2-O2

Synonyms/Common Names

  • L-BMAA
  • 3-(Methylamino)-L-alanine

Known Uses

A neurotoxic non-protein amino acid produced naturally by cyanobacteria found in freshwater, marine and terrestrial ecosystems.

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Nomination Background

Special Studies

  • Absorption Disposition Metabolism Elimination (Gavage; Intravenous)  (K08035)  Completed 
    • Male and Female Rats: Harlan Sprague-Dawley; Male and Female Mice: B6C3F1; Male Rats: Harlan Sprague-Dawley; Male Mice: B6C3F1
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