Definition of Oxaloacetic acid

1. Noun. An acid formed by oxidation of maleic acid (as in metabolism of fats and carbohydrates).

Exact synonyms: Oxalacetic Acid
Generic synonyms: Acid



Definition of Oxaloacetic acid

1. Noun. (biochemistry) on of the constituents of the citric acid cycle, formed by the oxidation of malic acid and via the transamination of aspartic acid; an intermediate in the synthesis of amino acids and the metabolism of carbohydrates ¹

2. Noun. (organic compound) a colourless crystalline organic carboxylic acid, ''butan-2-one-1,4-dicarboxylic acid'', COOH.CH2.CO.COOH ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Oxaloacetic acid

1. HOOC-CO-CH2COOH;a ketodicarboxylic acid and important intermediate in the tricarboxylic acid cycle; the product formed when l-aspartic acid acts as an amine donor in transamination reactions. Synonym: ketosuccinic acid, oxosuccinic acid. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oxaloacetic Acid

oxalic acid
oxaline
oxalinic
oxalinic acid
oxaliplatin
oxalis
oxalises
oxalite
oxalites
oxalo
oxalo-
oxaloacetate
oxaloacetate tautomerase
oxaloacetate transacetase
oxaloacetates
oxaloacetic acid (current term)
oxalocrotonate
oxalocrotonic acid
oxalosis
oxalosuccinic acid
oxalosuccinic carboxylase
oxalourea
oxaluramide
oxalurate
oxalurates
oxaluria
oxaluric
oxaluric acid
oxalyl
oxalyl CoA decarboxylase

Literary usage of Oxaloacetic acid

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"oxaloacetic acid and L-lysine hydrochloride were used as supplied ... Activities of thermal polyamino acids for the decarboxylation of oxaloacetic acid. ..."

2. Chemical Abstracts by American Chemical Society (1915)
"On the approx. true assumption that the enol form of the esters of oxaloacetic acid (a) is optically identical in the ultraviolet with the structurally ..."

3. Contrasts in Scientific Style: Research Groups in the Chemical and by Joseph S. Fruton (1990)
"1889 (worked on oxaloacetic acid ester); Leipzig Dr.med. 1893. Strassburg 1894-1919 (with Hofmeister 1896-1919); Basle, with Sandoz 1919-21; o. ..."

4. Methods and Styles in the Development of Chemistry by Joseph Stewart Fruton (2002)
"... in organometallic chemistry, but then shifted to the use of synthetic methods in the study of derivatives of lactic acid and of oxaloacetic acid. ..."

5. Methods and Styles in the Development of Chemistry by Joseph Stewart Fruton (2002)
"... in organometallic chemistry, but then shifted to the use of synthetic methods in the study of derivatives of lactic acid and of oxaloacetic acid. ..."

6. Air Quality Criteria for Oxides of Nitrogenby Dennis J. Kotchmar by Dennis J. Kotchmar (1996)
"An enzyme catalyzing the transfer of an amine group from glutamic acid to oxaloacetic acid, forming aspartic acid in the process. Serum level of the enzyme ..."

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