pyruvic acid

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a colorless acid formed as an important intermediate in metabolism or fermentation

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Exogenous supply of sodium pyruvate maintains tricarboxylic acid cycle by augmenting the activity of pyruvic acid, so considerable energy is released to stabilize hemodynamics.
The analytical grade chemical reagents are pyruvic acid, oxalic acid, sodium citrate; oxaloacetate, sodium bicarbonate, and FDP were purchased from Sigma-Aldrich, Inc.
Pyruvic acid, that is produced by bacteria and implicated in the progression of caries, is oxidized by Ozone to acetate and carbondioxide.
They have a specific function such as pyruvic acid (PYR) is involved in the biosynthesis of alanine [22-23] while the concentration of phenylpyruvic acid (PPY) is increased in the plasma of patients with hereditary metabolic disease [24-25] and it inhibits renal gluconeogenesis [7].
6) The ATP-creatine phosphate system is significantly depleted within 10-20 seconds, and therefore cytosolic glucose and glycogen are anaerobically catabolized (glycolysis pathway) to provide the muscles with ATPs to maintain the activity, with ultimate accumulation of pyruvic acid or lactic acid.
Thus, thiamine deficiency causes increased accumulation of pyruvic acid and lactic acid leading to inadequate production of energy currency adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP) and the dependent Na+K+ATPase functions less and causes cytotoxic oedema.
Pyruvate and lactate (blood): Pyruvic acid is used to evaluate for possible disorders of mitochondria] metabolism.
The first acid step in the peel contains a rich blend of well known and effective acids (Resorcinol, Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Lactic Acid, Pyruvic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Mandelic Acid, and Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate - an amino azelaic acid derivative) to maximize exfoliation and gentle peeling.
Five sphingoglycolipids have pyruvic acid and their acidity may be comparable to monosialo-or disialogangliosides.
Phenylalanine ammonia-lyase, peroxidase, pyruvic acid and total phenolics variations in onion bulbs during long-term storage.
The serum electrolytes, metabolic screening of the urine and blood, lactic acid, and pyruvic acid as well as the renal and liver function tests were normal.
Valine synthesis in plants takes place via several steps which start from pyruvic acid.
L-lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) is an intracellular enzyme that converts lactic acid to pyruvic acid, elevated levels indicating cellular death or damage (4).
A large portion of these acids is already present in certain concentrations of the green coffee, including, for example, citric acid, pyruvic acid and malic acid.
Wayne's method--The medium consists of Dubos broth base, agar and sodium salt of pyruvic acid.