oxaloacetic acid


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ox·a·lo·a·ce·tic acid

 (ŏk′sə-lō-ə-sē′tĭk, ŏk-săl′ō-) or ox·al·a·ce·tic acid (ŏk-săl′ə-sē′tĭk, ŏk′sə-lə-)
n.
A colorless crystalline dicarboxylic acid, C4H4O5, that is formed by oxidation of malic acid in the Krebs cycle and by transamination from aspartic acid. It is important as an intermediate in the metabolism of carbohydrates and a precursor in the synthesis of amino acids.

ox′a•lo•a•ce′tic ac′id

(ˈɒk sə loʊ əˈsi tɪk, ˌɒk-, ɒkˈsæl oʊ-, -ˌsæl-)

n.
a crystalline organic acid, C4H4O5, an important intermediate in the Krebs cycle, where it is formed by the oxidation of malic acid and is acetylated to form citric acid.
[1895–1900]
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Noun1.oxaloacetic acid - an acid formed by oxidation of maleic acid (as in metabolism of fats and carbohydrates)
acid - any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
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Specifically, the following biochemical measurements were done: serum electrolyte, urea and creatinine levels, serum fasting blood sugar (FBS), serum aspartate aminotransferase (AAT)/ glutamic oxaloacetic acid transaminase (SGOT), alanine aminotransferase (ALT)/ serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase (SGPT), total bilirubin, serum amylase, serum cholesterol, very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) and lactate dehydrogenase (LH).
The mean serum urea and potassium levels, though within normal limits, were higher in non-pregnant than pregnant women, as were the mean serum aspartate amino-transferase (AAT)/ serum glutamic oxaloacetic acid transaminase (SGOT), alanine aminotransferase (ALT)/ serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase (SGPT) and serum amylase (Table III).
OAA was measured using ADL goat anti-cow oxaloacetic acid kit, catalogue no.