urocanic acid

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ur·o·can·ic ac·id

(yūr'ō-kan'ik as'id),
4-Imidazoleacrylic acid; an acid derived from the oxidative deamination of l-histidine; present in sweat and in dog's urine; elevated levels are observed in cases of urocanate hydratase deficiency. The cis form, resulting from exposure to UV radiation, activates suppressor T cells.

urocanic acid

/uro·can·ic ac·id/ (-kan´ik) an intermediate metabolite of histamine, convertible normally to glutamic acid.

u·ro·can·ic ac·id

(yūr'ō-kan'ik as'id)
Derived from the oxidative deamination of l-histidine; present in sweat; elevated levels are observed in cases of urocanate hydratase deficiency.