urocanic acid

urocanic acid
4-Imidazoleacrylic acid; an acid derived from the oxidative deamination of l-histidine; present in sweat and in dog's urine; elevated levels are observed in cases of urocanate hydratase deficiency. The cis form, resulting from exposure to UV radiation, activates suppressor T cells.

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uro·ca·nic acid .yu̇r-ə-.kā-nik-, -.kan-ik- n a crystalline acid C6H6N2O2 normally present in human skin that is held to act as a screening agent for ultraviolet radiation

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uro·can·ic ac·id (u″ro-kanґik) a product of the direct deamination of histidine, one of the pathways of histidine catabolism; it is accumulated and excreted in the urine in urocanase deficiency.

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