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Term:L-ascorbic acid catabolic process
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Definition:The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of L-ascorbic acid; L-ascorbic acid ionizes to give L-ascorbate, (2R)-2-[(1S)-1,2-dihydroxyethyl]-4-hydroxy-5-oxo-2,5-dihydrofuran-3-olate, which is required as a cofactor in the oxidation of prolyl residues to hydroxyprolyl, and other reactions.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: L-ascorbic acid breakdown;   L-ascorbic acid catabolism;   L-ascorbic acid degradation;   ascorbate catabolic process;   ascorbate catabolism;   vitamin C catabolic process;   vitamin C catabolism
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    metabolic process 11795
      small molecule metabolic process 1791
        monosaccharide metabolic process 279
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    cellular process 18340
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            carboxylic acid metabolic process 960
              L-ascorbic acid metabolic process 8
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