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L-ascorbate biosynthesis VI

Vitamin C, a reducing agent and antioxidant, is a cofactor in reactions catalyzed by copper-dependent monooxygenases and iron-dependent dioxygenases. It is synthesized, in vertebrates having this capacity, from d-glucuronate. The latter is formed through direct hydrolysis of uridine diphosphate (UDP)-glucuronate by enzyme(s) bound to the endoplasmic reticulum membrane, sharing many properties with, and most likely identical to, UDP-glucuronosyltransferases.

from BIOCYC source record: MOUSE_PWY3DJ-35471
Type: pathway
Taxonomic scope
:
organism-specific biosystem
Organism
:
Mus musculus
BSID:
142882

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