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homogentisate


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2,5‐dihydroxyphenylacetate; an intermediate in the catabolism of tyrosine and in the biosynthesis of plastoquinone and tocopherol. It is excreted in abnormally large quantities in the urine in alcaptonuria. See also homogentisate 1,2‐dioxygenase.

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Subjects: Chemistry.


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