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  • n. An intermediate in the catabolism of L-histidine, transformed in the liver by urocanate hydratase (or urocanase) into 4-imidazolone-5-propionic acid and subsequently to glutamic acid.

Etymologies

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Latin urina ("urine") and canis ("dog"), because first isolated in 1874 from dog urine.

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