Alanine (symbol Ala or A) is an α-amino acid that is used in the biosynthesis of proteins. Alanine is a nonessential amino acid, meaning it can be manufactured by the human body, and does not need to be obtained through the diet. It is one of the 20 amino acids encoded by the human genetic code.
THE ELEMENTS SERIES – our take on a collection of the essential colors of any writing ink collection. These inks makeup a set of ‘simple’ colors, tasked with coloring the basic spectrum of pure colors. These chemistry-themed inks were our first foray into the ink world, and have stuck with us ever since.
Alanine aqua shimmer ink is a bright aqua color with shiny bits of silver shimmer.