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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.

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Definition:The L-enantiomer of ascorbate and conjugate base of L-ascorbic acid, arising from selective deprotonation of the 3-hydroxy group. Required for a range of essential metabolic reactions in all animals and plants.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: (2R)-2-[(1S)-1,2-dihydroxyethyl]-4-hydroxy-5-oxo-2,5-dihydrofuran-3-olate
 related_synonym: Ascorbate;   Formula=C6H7O6;   InChI=1S/C6H8O6/c7-1-2(8)5-3(9)4(10)6(11)12-5/h2,5,7-10H,1H2/p-1/t2-,5+/m0/s1;   InChIKey=CIWBSHSKHKDKBQ-JLAZNSOCSA-M;   L-ascorbate(1-);   L-ascorbic acid, ion(1-);   SMILES=[H][C@@]1(OC(=O)C(O)=C1[O-])[C@@H](O)CO;   Vitamin C
 alt_id: CHEBI:13082;   CHEBI:13861
 xref: Beilstein:3549814;   CAS:299-36-5;   Gmelin:506552;   KEGG:C00072;   PMID:18450228;   PMID:18678913;   PMID:19162177;   PMID:9506998
 cyclic_relationship: is_conjugate_base_of CHEBI:29073

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    role 19764
      biological role 19764
        biochemical role 19313
          cofactor 15548
            L-ascorbate 0
              sodium ascorbate 0
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  CHEBI ontology 19816
    subatomic particle 19814
      composite particle 19814
        hadron 19814
          baryon 19814
            nucleon 19814
              atomic nucleus 19814
                atom 19814
                  main group element atom 19702
                    p-block element atom 19702
                      carbon group element atom 19608
                        carbon atom 19597
                          organic molecular entity 19597
                            organic ion 8327
                              organic anion 3018
                                carboxylic acid anion 2388
                                  carbohydrate acid anion 21
                                    ketoaldonate 0
                                      ascorbate 0
                                        L-ascorbate 0
                                          sodium ascorbate 0
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