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Keyword - Ascorbate biosynthesis (KW-0060)


Protein involved in the synthesis of ascorbate, the ionized form of ascorbic acid (vitamin C). Ascorbic acid is derived from glucose via the uronic acid pathway. This water-soluble vitamin is essential for the synthesis of bone, cartilage and dentine. It is required in the diet of primates and some other species that cannot synthesize L-ascorbic acid because of their deficiency in L-gulono-gamma-lactone oxidase, a key enzyme for the biosynthesis of this vitamin.


  • Ascorbate anabolism
  • Ascorbate biosynthetic process
  • Ascorbate formation
  • Ascorbate synthesis
  • Ascorbic acid anabolism
  • Ascorbic acid biosynthesis
  • Ascorbic acid biosynthetic process
  • Ascorbic acid formation
  • Ascorbic acid synthesis
  • Vitamin C anabolism
  • Vitamin C biosynthesis
  • Vitamin C biosynthetic process
  • Vitamin C formation
  • Vitamin C synthesis


Biological process

Gene Ontology


L-ascorbic acid biosynthetic process [ GO:0019853 ]


Ascorbate biosynthesisBiological process
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