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L-Homophenylalanine is an amino acid derivative. It has been extensively used in the pharmaceutical industry as a precursor for production of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor: enalapril, delapril, quinapril and ramipril, which possesses significant clinical application in the management of hypertension and congestive heart failure (CHF). It acts as an anti-tumor reagent.
ChEBI: A non-proteinogenic L-alpha-amino acid that is an analogue of L-phenylalanine having a 2-phenylethyl rather than a benzyl side-chain.