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prephenate


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a trivial name for 2‐oxo‐3(1‐carboxylato‐4‐hydroxy‐2,5‐cyclohexadiene‐1)‐propanoate; a nonaromatic intermediate in the branched biosynthetic pathway (the prephenate pathway) from chorismate to phenylalanine or tyrosine in most autotrophic organisms. See also arogenate.

Subjects: Chemistry.


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