CHEBI:176783 - vitamin C

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ChEBI Name vitamin C
Definition Any member of a group of vitamers that belong to the chemical structural class called butenolides that exhibit biological activity against vitamin C deficiency in animals. The vitamers include L-ascorbic acid and its salt, ionized and oxidized forms.
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Secondary ChEBI IDs CHEBI:21241
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Biological Role(s): water-soluble vitamin (role)
Any vitamin that dissolves in water and readily absorbed into tissues for immediate use. Unlike the fat-soluble vitamins, they are not stored in the body and need to be replenished regularly in the diet and will rarely accumulate to toxic levels since they are quickly excreted from the body via urine.
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Outgoing vitamin C (CHEBI:176783) has role water-soluble vitamin (role) (CHEBI:27314)
vitamin C (CHEBI:176783) is a butenolide (CHEBI:50523)
Incoming L-ascorbate (CHEBI:38290) is a vitamin C (CHEBI:176783)
L-ascorbic acid (CHEBI:29073) is a vitamin C (CHEBI:176783)
L-dehydroascorbic acid (CHEBI:27956) is a vitamin C (CHEBI:176783)
L-dehydroascorbic acid hydrate (CHEBI:178008) is a vitamin C (CHEBI:176783)
sodium ascorbate (CHEBI:113451) is a vitamin C (CHEBI:176783)
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Vitamin C ChEBI
vitamin C vitamer ChEBI
vitamin C vitamers ChEBI
vitamina C ChEBI
vitamine C ChEBI
vitaminum C ChEBI
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26 July 2021