Conjugation of benzoate with glycine

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R-HSA-177135
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Homo sapiens
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Benzoic acid, widely used as a food preservative, is converted to hippuric acid by activation and conjugation with glycine. This was one of the first detoxification pathways discovered, and was formerly exploited clinically as an alternative means of nitrogen excretion in patients with urea cycle defects (Brusilow and Horwich 2001).

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PubMed ID Title Journal Year
  The Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease, 8th ed

Scriver, CR, Beaudet, AL, Valle, D, Sly, WS

  2001
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