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The Chemical Entities of Biological Interest (ChEBI) ontology is downloaded weekly from EMBL-EBI at The data is made available under the Creative Commons License (CC BY 3.0, For more information see: Degtyarenko et al. (2008) ChEBI: a database and ontology for chemical entities of biological interest. Nucleic Acids Res. 36, D344–D350.

Term:2-(hydroxymethyl)-4-oxobutanoic acid
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Definition:A 4-oxo monocarboxylic acid that is 4-oxobutanoic acid which is substituted by a hydroxymethyl group at position 2.
Synonyms:related_synonym: 2-(Hydroxymethyl)-4-oxobutanoate;   2-Hydroxymethyl succinate semialdehyde;   Formula=C5H8O4;   InChI=1S/C5H8O4/c6-2-1-4(3-7)5(8)9/h2,4,7H,1,3H2,(H,8,9);   InChIKey=QZXWGGGNYORFOK-UHFFFAOYSA-N;   SMILES=OCC(CC=O)C(O)=O;   alpha-Hydroxymethyl succinate semialdehyde
 alt_id: CHEBI:11476;   CHEBI:19419;   CHEBI:973
 xref: KEGG:C04106
 cyclic_relationship: is_conjugate_acid_of CHEBI:58135

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