Biochemistry of Glucuronic Acid

Biochemistry of Glucuronic Acid

1st Edition - January 1, 1950

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  • Authors: Neal E. Artz, Elizabeth M. Osman
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483225449

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Biochemistry of Glucuronic Acid provides a comprehensive study of the metabolic importance of glucoronic acid. This book presents the physiological role of glucoronic acid as a detoxifying agent. Organized into four chapters, this book begins with an overview of the naphthoresorcinol test, which is the most accurate colorimetric method for the determination of glucoronic acid. This text then explores the occurrence of glucoronic acid, which is found in many plant gums, in oxycellulose, as well as in conjugated form in low concentrations in normal blood and urine. Other chapters consider the mechanisms for the formation of glucoronic acid in the body. The final chapter deals with detoxication as any chemical change occurring in the body that brings about the conversion of a foreign compound of known structure to a derivative that is excreted in the urine. This book is a valuable resource for biochemists.

Table of Contents

  • Preface


    A. Analytical Methods

    I. Naphthoresorcinol Method

    II. Other Color Reactions

    III. Decarboxylation Methods

    IV. Miscellaneous Methods

    B. Occurrence

    I. Blood and Urine

    II. Mucopolysaccharides

    C. Origin of Glucuronic Acid in the Body

    D. Detoxication

    I. Aliphatic Compounds

    II. Phenols

    III. Aromatic Hydrocarbons

    IV. Aromatic Acids

    V. Aromatic Alcohols, Ethers, Aldehydes and Ketones

    VI. Aromatic Nitrogen Compounds

    VII. Aromatic Sulfur Compounds (Sulfonamides)

    VIII. Heterocyclic Compounds

    IX. Terpenes

    X. Organic Compounds of Arsenic

    XI. Sex Hormones

    E. Bibliography


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  • No. of pages: 112
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1950
  • Published: January 1, 1950
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483225449

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Neal E. Artz

Elizabeth M. Osman

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