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Medical Term:

2-ketoadipic acid

Pronunciation: ke'to-a-dip'ik as'id


An intermediate in l-tryptophan and l-lysine catabolism; 2-ketoadipic acid accumulates in certain inherited disorders, probably because of a deficiency of one of the proteins in the a-ketoadipate dehydrogenase complex.

Synonym(s): 2-oxoadipic acid, 2-oxohexanedioic acid

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