Medical Definition of Shikimic acid pathway

1. Metabolic pathway in plants and microorganisms, by which the aromatic amino acids (phenylalanine, tyrosine and tryptophan) are formed from phosphoenolpyruvate and erythrose 4 phosphate via shikimic acid. The aromatic amino acids in turn serve as precursors for the formation of lignin and other phenolic compounds in plants. Inhibitors of this pathway are used as herbicides. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)



Lexicographical Neighbors of Shikimic Acid Pathway

shijo
shikar
shikaree
shikarees
shikari
shikaris
shikarred
shikarring
shikars
shikimate
shikimate dehydrogenase
shikimate kinase
shikimates
shikimic
shikimic acid
shikimic acid pathway (current term)
shikiri
shikiri-sen
shikkaree
shikkarees
shikker
shikkers
shiko
shikona
shikra
shikras
shiksas
shikse
shikseh

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