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glucuronic acid

a uronic acid formed by oxidation of C-6 of glucose to a carboxy group; it occurs in proteoglycans (mucopolysaccharides), and is important in the conjugation of xenobiotics; it is conjugated to many poisons and drugs by the liver, forming glucuronides, which markedly decreases their toxicity and enhances their excretion by the liver, intestine, and kidney.
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A salt or ester of glucuronic acid.
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A salt or ester of glucuronic acid.
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After being absorbed, polyphenols undergo hepatic conjugation reactions with S-adenosyl methionine, sulfates, glucuronates, or a combination of them [29].
About 60% of the female hormones are attached (conjugated) by the liver to a glucuronate or a sulfate.