dihydropteroic acid


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di·hy·dro·pte·ro·ic ac·id

(dī-hī'drō-te-rō'ik as'id),
An intermediate in the formation of folic acid; a compound of 6-hydroxymethylpterin and p-aminobenzoic acid, the combining of which is inhibited by sulfonamides.

di·hy·dro·pte·ro·ic ac·id

(dī-hī'drop-ter-ō'ik as'id)
An intermediate in the formation of folic acid; a compound of 6-hydroxymethylpterin and p-aminobenzoic acid, the combining of which is inhibited by sulfonamides.
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Sulfamethoxazole inhibits dihydropteroate synthase, the bacterial enzyme that catalyzes the incorporation of p-aminobenzoid acid into dihydropteroic acid, the immediate precursor of folic acid, while trimethoprim was specifically synthesized as an inhibitor of dihydrofolate-reductase (40).
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