formiminoglutamic acid

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formiminoglutamic acid

 (FIGLU) [form-ĭ-me″no-gloo-tam´ik]
a product of histidine metabolism. The urine FIGLU concentration is elevated in some individuals with folic acid deficiency.

for·mim·i·no·glu·tam·ic ac·id (FIGLU),

(fōr-mim'i-nō-glū-tam'ik as'id),
An intermediate metabolite in l-histidine catabolism in the conversion of l-histidine to l-glutamiate, with the formimino group being transferred to tetrahydrofolate; it may appear in the urine of patients with folic acid or vitamin B12 deficiency, or liver disease.

for·mim·i·no·glu·tam·ic ac·id

(FIGLU) (fōr-mim'i-nō-glū-tam'ik as'id)
An intermediate metabolite in l-histidine catabolism in the conversion of l-histidine to l-glutamic acid, with the formimino group being transferred to tetrahydrofolic acid; it may appear in the urine of patients with folic acid or vitamin B12 deficiency or with liver disease.