homogentisic acid


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Related to homogentisic acid: ochronosis, alkaptonuria, alkapton, Homogentisic acid oxidase
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an acid formed as an intermediate product of the metabolism of tyrosine and phenylalanine

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3] Often, patients remain asymptomatic until renal function deteriorates later in life, resulting in elevated homogentisic acid levels.
Gallic acid, pyrogallol, homogentisic acid, protocatechuic acid, (+) catechin, chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, vanillin, ferulic acid, naringin, resveratrol, naringenin, hesperetin, formononetin and biochanin-A were used as standard for the detection of phenolic compounds from the fruiting bodies of P.
Sbou' explained that Alkaptonuria is caused by deficiency of the enzyme homogentisic acid oxidase (HGO), as a consequence of the enzymatic block, the homogentisic acid (HGA) accumulates in body tissues, vertebrae, joints and heart valves,.
A common symptom of alkaptonuria, ochronosis is the result of excess homogentisic acid (HGA) due to the autosomal recessive mutation of the homogentisate 1, 2-dioxygenase (HGO) gene on chromosome 3.
Patients being treated for AKU do not have enough of the enzyme, homogentisic acid oxidase, which causes acid to build up in the body.