p-hydroxyphenylpyruvic acid

p-hydroxyphenylpyruvic acid
p-hy·droxy·phen·yl·py·ru·vic ac·id (hi-drok″se-fen″əl-pi-rooґvik) the keto acid formed by transamination of tyrosine in the catabolism of tyrosine and phenylalanine; it occurs at elevated levels in the urine of patients with defects in tyrosine catabolism. Abbreviated PHPPA. Written also 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvic acid.

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