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